Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

For The Love of Dick

Well, after waiting for the “statutes of limitations to expire,” as Dick himself put it, Cheney has finally set out to have “heads explode all over Washington” with the release of his all-about-me screed against, well, anyone who isn’t as big of a Dick as he.  Predictably, Maureen Dowd, who loves all Republicans except Dick, [...]

Sticks and Stones

“That really hurt,” he said. “You can disagree with my politics, but don’t ever accuse me of being a racist. . . . I can see how the perception would be ‘Bush didn’t care,’ but to accuse me of being a racist is disgusting.” Former President George Bush lying, uncontestedly, to Oprah Winfrey. Behaving as [...]

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 [...]

The Alpha Sigma Sigma House

Why is it that one of the most important qualifications for being a righty is to be, well, an ass?  As a group, they invariably turn out to be rude, condescending, nasty, and unpleasant, especially when they’re wrong.  No wonder Rush Limbaugh is on his fourth wife; who could ever live with these people?  A [...]

America needs immediate treatment for its AA addiction to itself

American Arrogance not only leads us into unnecessary wars and other international disasters it also means our execution of these failed-from-the-start missions is woefully inadequate. That’s because Americans continue to insist that they are superior to everyone else in the world. When you are superior that means you know better than those inferiors you are [...]

Good Money after Bad

Several items in the news both here and nationwide remind me that in today’s America, we will only throw good money after bad; spending precious funds and actually getting something for them in return is considered risky, wasteful, and a woefully inappropriate response to our straitened circumstances.  And how, pray, did our circumstances become so [...]

Mr. President: When are you going to stop beating your wife?

How did such a smart guy fall for that centuries old question with no safe answer when it was used by the US military and CIA while Obama was deciding whether or not to release some 2,000 detainee torture photos?  I have no way of knowing if this tricky question was used on him before [...]

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 [...]