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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 ...

Military knew Gitmo prisoners were being abused mentally.

Friday, October 10th, 2008

From Jurist: US military officers feared for the mental health of alleged terrorism detainees held in isolation in the US, according to documents received through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) . The materials released Wednesday are a collection of heavily ...

We Can’t Get Fooled Again

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

A lot of politics always consists of negativity – Monday-morning quarterbacking, dredging up past sins or mistakes, and general finger-pointing that can sound like kids whining, “I’m telling!” It would be more useful to focus on the future and on the positive – what do we want to change? How ...

Tom Coburn (R-Okla) Hates America and Loves Child Pornography

Monday, August 4th, 2008

He also hates our troops, especially those whiny ones who complain about being paralyzed. And thirty-nine of Coburn’s fellow Senate Republicans agree with him. A total of thirty-six bills have been blocked by Coburn. One of his stated reasons is “excessive spending.” Hey, I know how we can fix that. But more ...

An Obama Supreme Court Would Ruin America

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

When the Supreme Court ruled that child rapists cannot be executed, John McCain issued a somber warning to all Americans. Criminal-coddling decisions like this will become much more common if Barack Obama gets elected. This anti-war leftist doesn’t even wear an American flag lapel pin for God’s sake. One can only ...

There’s a Cure for PTSD! Oh, Nevermind, It’s Illegal

Friday, June 27th, 2008

When terminal cancer patients would like to use marijuana to ease the nausea from chemo-therapy, the government tells them “Tough shit! Suck it up!” And now the newest group of patients to get shat on by the government: Soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Ecstasy (MDMA) has been having promising ...

Pipe Dreams and Telco Schemes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

In my various conversations with politically astute people, I generally raise my highest hope, which is that Obama will tap Feingold for veep. I'm secretly in love with Russ Feingold. He can park his principled shoes under my... erm, never mind. Anyway, every time I bring him up, I get ...

Know Your Enemy

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

After the attacks on 9/11/2001 many Americans pulled their heads out of the sand and began to ask why anyone would want to do anything so horrible to us. Bill Maher famously asked the same questions in what seemed to a too sympathetic way, by going against the common wisdom ...

A Helluva Way to Run a Democracy

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

President Bush's diplomafacatin' negotiators have been working on a new status of forces agreement with Iraq. The negotiations have, for the most part, been behind closed doors - both US and Iraqi. These negotiations also show El Jefe's deep commitment to the concept of negotiating - "I'll tell ya what ...

The Foolishness Of George Bush

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

When asked what kind of advice he would give to the Syrians, here's what the Republican President said yesterday: Q (As translated.) To both of you, what specific, concrete requests do you wish to make or send to the Syrian President, Bashar Assad, so that he normalize his relations with the ...

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