Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

A Hollow Sound

When one ponders what could possibly be wrong with us as a society when all our time, money, and political energy is devoted to developing a larger and more formidable military and police state, and in our spare time, all we manage to do is call gays icky and women sluts (and worse).  Politics, to [...]

Why Wouldn’t Ya?

It seems that while we have been kept distracted by the nonsense (and flatulence) emanating from the Republican Clown Car, our Global Betters have decided it’s high time for another war, with Iran, natch.  To wit: (from The Guardian) “The Iranian programmes are proceeding apace and represent a strategic threat,” said the diplomat. “The aim [...]

The New Cuban Missile Crisis

For some reason, a lot of Republican broads never learned much about the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Is it because they’re too busy being taught to hate the Kennedys?  Is it because no Freedom Bombs got dropped?  Dana Perino was probably the best, having never even heard of such a thing, but Michele Bachmann takes the [...]

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, [...]

And The Wars Go On

Jack Murtha, the longtime Democratic representative from Pennsylvania, died today, after having lived long enough to see the wars he wanted to end continued indefinitely, but satisfied in knowing history would prove him right.  I guess these days if you want to try to stop a war in this country, you should get started when [...]

Wars R Us

Just when most Amercans were beginning to think that part of our problem might be that we’re in too many wars, the Washington Ignoratti declare, with the characteristic oracular certainty that is their unfortunate hallmark, that the real problem is too few.  After all, where’s our 9/12 spirit, now that all those hypothetically glorious wars [...]

I’ll have what she’s having

With my customary Sunday morning dread, I leafed past the letters in the NYT Magazine, knowing that just a page or two away, a Deborah Solomon “interview” with some thug, criminal, or charlatan would, as usual, be another head-slapping missed opportunity, wherein the creep in question would fool Solomon again, and in the journalistic equivalent [...]

The ministry of silly walks

For some reason, a lot of Americans, and virtually all of our media, have unaccountably come to the conclusion that running around bombing places willy-nilly is the greatest thing since even before sliced bread; capable of remaking the world to our whims, spreading “freedom,” and when that kind of namby-pamby stuff gets tired, at least [...]