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Archive for December, 2008

Would you buy this SOFA? Should the Iraqi people?

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Next year, thanks to Iraq President Jalal Talabani, the Iraqi's will get to actually vote on the Status of Forces Agreement that was ratified by their government and finally their Presidential Council Thursday. All our troops must be out of Iraq by 2011.The Iraqi's will supposedly vote on the agreement ...

$700 Billion Wall Street Handout Hasn’t Helped the Housing Crisis

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

As most of us predicted, that $700 billion gift basket to Wall Street executives — with no strings attached — hasn’t done much to counteract the tsunami of home foreclosures. Nearly two and a half million foreclosures are expected during this coming year. Fortunately, there are only a few hundred ...

Holding the Olive Branch in a Mailed Fist

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

A year ago everyone thought Iraq would be the big issue of 2008. McCain bolstered his position by emulating Yosemite Sam's fine wartime performance while Obama emphasized how unlike Shrub he was by speaking in complete sentences. In the end, the economy won out - mostly because it's hard to ...

The Gay Stigma

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Destructive hatreds often harm innocent people. We'd like them to harm the people doing the hating, see that instant kharma, feel the god's wheels grinding nice and small, but that is rarely the case. AIDS and HIV in the United States: AIDS is the No. 1 killer of black women between ...

Glimpsing the Future

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Found this sad bit of clairvoyance in my inbox today: I think this cartoon is spot on. We have an epidemic of apathy and buck passing summed up in the recent trampling death at WalMart in New York. A corporation shrugging off any culpability for creating an environment through its marketing to ...

War On Terror + War On Drugs = Same Result

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Funny, the LA Times had two opinion articles on the very subject we've been bashing about on blogs for a great long time. Perhaps we can get some headway on the different causes. First, legalize pot, then tax the hell out of it and shrink the costs of trying ...

Two and Two Ain’t Always Four

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

If Dick makes $57 per hour and Sally makes $70, who has the better PR agent? Well, both silly. Dick and Sally both make the same amount, regardless of what the numbers apparently say. That's because both numbers are more "truthy" than absolute. Opposing PR firms - one for the UAW and ...

Presenting teh “new” Florida!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

In 2000, I received many warm emails from friends in Minnesota. There was a good bit of jolly jesting about hanging chads, overt election fraud and just all around merriment. Florida was teh new stupid. The final day of recounting in Ramsey County in the U.S. Senate race kicked up controversy ...

How Can We Miss the 2008 Mudslinging Campaign if it Won’t Go Away?

Monday, December 1st, 2008

George W. Bush’s excremental presidency has already contaminated and stained our government beyond all recognition. It’ll take at least four years (maybe decades) to clean up Boozo’s mess. And still he isn’t satisfied. So many more shitstains and pukestains to make; so little time. Bush has already ...

High Res Images From Mumbai

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Check these out - the one's that are blacked out can be clicked on as they are graphic and should not be viewed if you can't stand seeing the full deal. I like the boston dot com location as they have many images you are not going to get ...

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