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Living Behind the Walls of a Police State

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Millions of people will never experience the world beyond their immediate surroundings. When a government tightens its stranglehold on the population, one of the first casualties is the right to travel. During the Cold War, the world sympathized with the plight of Soviet and Eastern European citizens. Millions of them were ...

Former House Speaker Gingrich Says Bush Should Have Let Some Terrorist Attacks In US Succeed

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Speaking at a book signing in April 2008, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich told an audience that the Bush Administration has done too good a job at protecting America from terrorist attacks and should probably have let a few succeed to remind us all of the ...

Could a Draft Deal With America’s Fortunate Sons?

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Our good friend Dave Away From Home recently blogged for the reinstatement of the draft. I urge you to read his common-sense post, it's a great accounting of the pluses and pitfalls - especially on a subject that's a political third-rail electrified by a very unpopular war. There's much to be ...

“Many Mistakes Made by Civilian and Military Commanders…”

Monday, May 26th, 2008

I understand that, of course. I, too, have been made sick at heart by the many mistakes made by civilian and military commanders and the terrible price we have paid for them," he added.Sounds like a liberal? Nope: McSame. "We have new commanders in Iraq," McCain said to applause.Trouble is, ...

“We can’t have acquittals. We’ve got to have convictions.”

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I have shuddered at the thought that most, if not all, of the individuals to be tried in BushCo's kangaroo court known as the military tribunals would be found guilty. That they would be found guilty on shoddy or non-existing evidence coerced out of them by torture and certainly without ...

Bush: Not Just Another Father of the Bride

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Presidential progeny usually get a pass from the press when they're young. No matter how you might feel about their parents, this is probably a good thing. Presidential kids have enough pressure on them without someone dogging their every move. Otherwise, the kind of 24x7 glare they'd suffer would be ...

Doug Feith: Asshat-at-Large

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

It takes one to know one and George Bush - The Man Who Never Made a MistakeTM - knows a lot of people of like mind and talent. Unrepentant neocondinista Doug Feith - Bush's former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Lunacy - left for greener pastures a while back. ...

Bush advocates premature ejaculation over long term solutions to very difficult problems

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Typical to the republican stance on how to help the economy, we are about to be ejaculated all over with the disbursing of tax "rebate" checks. Remember, it was your money in the first place that they are handing back to you. If you thought making risky loans ...

President Pickledick Supports the Troops

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Aside from his flag waving, flight suit wearing, preening picture posing, mission accomplished displays, our commander-in-chief has done precious little for the troops he claims to so whole-heartedly support. After a constant series of increasingly frequent deployments, many troops who used to support him are joining the rest of the ...

Rearranging the Deckchairs on the Titanic

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Where once the name simply meant "colossal", we now think of the Titanic as the perfect metaphor for incompetence, hubris, and sometimes the overwhelming ability of humans to be cavalier with their neighbors' lives. It certainly illuminates much of what our poor excuse for a president does. "Rearranging the chairs ...

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