Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

All This and Mamie, Too

In light of the Wikileaks fiasco, I’ve gotten to thinking a lot about good ol’ Ike, who chose to use his final speech as President, a mere two and a half minutes long, to warn America that we’d end up, well, how we have ended up if we didn’t watch out.  Clearly, we didn’t watch [...]

The Great Divide

Over the weekend I accidentally got into a rather bitter argument with a righty; she seemed normal enough at first, but I found after a very short time that I couldn’t put up with her, because there is simply no getting through to such people, nor is there any way to politely skirt politics with [...]

Dixie Chicks Smarter Than the Liberal Media, Again

It seems like such a long time ago, when Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, performing in England, told an audience that she was “embarrassed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”  As an Oregonian I personally was less embarrassed, but I’d been routinely apologizing to foreign friends about Bush for years; [...]

That’s the Ticket

Giddy from their historic, unprecedented, big, giant, enormous, gargantuan, sweeping mandate from the American People, which happens pretty much every time Republicans win any electoral victory, however shady, they are getting as embarrassing to watch as a monkey cage.  Having screamed for months about “jobs,” Republican governors immediately killed thousands of them by stopping large, [...]

Bitch Slap from the Grey Lady

John Burns at the New York Times woke up yesterday in a bad mood, after seeing what the Pentagon had so effortlessly helped him hide make its way into print, and went on a mission.  The result is a deeply unprofessional and unintentionally revealing attempt to create a commotion that draws eyes away from the [...]

At Least They Asked

“The concern is that WikiLeaks as an organization should not be made more credible by having credible news organizations facilitate what they’re doing.” –Col. Dave Lapan, Pentagon spokesman (with a straight face…) The Pentagon, which devours about half of the US budget Defending our Freedom, has “asked” the news media if it would refrain from [...]

You Should Have Seen the Other Guy

Today a conservative caller who naturally identified himself as a Democrat called Thom Hartmann’s show to harshly criticize Obama’s Mission Accomplished, the Sequel, because it failed to praise effusively enough the genius of George Bush and the “success of the surge.”   This in itself wasn’t surprising, given that the round-the-clock devotion to the Legacy [...]

The History Channel

I just finished watching Sarah Palin’s speech at the Fox-sponsored teabagger “rally,” hosted by Glenn Beck on this day to mock and dishonor Martin Luther King, or maybe just because.  They’ve lied quite a bit about that subject, so I’m not going to presume to know the real motive.  The speech was quite weird, and [...]

Quote Of Note From The CHNN B.S. Clean Up Desk

“At the Islamophobia command center, Murdoch’s News Corporation, the hypocrisy is, if anything, thicker.  A recent Wall Street Journal editorial darkly cited unspecified ‘reports’ that Park51 has ‘money coming from Saudi charities or Gulf princes that also fund Wahabi madrassas.’  As Jon Stewart observed, this brand of innuendo could also be applied to News Corp., [...]

Village Idiots

Ruth Marcus isn’t the stupidest person at the Washington Post, nor is she the most craven.  But as Jon Stewart memorably said, that’s like being the thinnest kid at fat camp.  Although she’s regularly identified as a “liberal,” she nonetheless frequently types such insulting Fox News horseshit such as her column today about how Robert [...]