Posts Tagged ‘War on Terror’

A Very Bad Day

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was getting ready to go work on my Mom’s condo; she was about to sell it, and although it had quite recently been redecorated top to bottom, I had a lot of spit-polishing to do, even after laboring over it the previous weekend.  Oddly for that hour, I [...]

Make My Day

Where’s Condi Rice when you need her?  As usual, pretty much everywhere; if you’re the NRA or the increasingly infamous ALEC and being exposed as the two organizations whose “charitable” activities led to the death of Trayvon Martin, you’d better be launching into a Busby Berkeley production of “No One Could Have Predicted,” maybe even [...]

Eleven Dimensional Chess

Until just lately, I was starting to get a little despondent over the absurd overexposure of Loyal Bushies and the entirely undeserved legitimacy being lavished upon them by the Liberal Media since the 2006 anti-GOP LANDSLIDE election and Obama’s subsequent victory, where they have reliably preformed as a a whiny, petulant government-in-exile.  The Sunday shows [...]

A Long December

Ever since this song came out in 1996, it’s always found its way onto my winter playlist because, cockeyed optimist that I am, I always believe that “this year will be better than the last,” and with that and the right amount of alcohol, I find this somewhat mournful song cheery.  Some background…  In December [...]

From Portland, “STFU, Eric Holder”

The FBI’s littlest terrorist, 19-year old Mohamed Mohamud, is apparently being represented by some pretty good lawyers to defend him in his open-and-shut entrapment case; they’ve loudly and appropriately told, in no uncertain terms, Attorney General Eric Holder to shut his lying pie-hole.  From this morning’s Oregonian: Mohamed Mohamud’s defense team has asked a federal [...]

Thus Spake the Pantload…

One thing I won’t miss about my formerly frequent visits to Los Angeles is the disheartening experience of reading its sad and depleted newspaper, the Times, to which I used to look forward so much when I lived there briefly in the early 90′s.  The final death knell came in 2003 , when they got [...]

The Terrorists Won

It is getting harder and harder to believe that September, 11, 2001 was, well, almost NINE YEARS AGO.  To hear our politicians speak, you’d think it was last week.  We’ve grown accustomed to onerous waits and pointless hoop-jumping in airports, endless and expanding wars all over the globe, militarized policing, the mainstreaming of torture, and [...]

the perfect moment

Well, it seems that for at least the dozenth time, the Government is going to wait a bit longer to release the torture documents it’s been sitting on, like a proud and protective hen, for all these years.  The only difference is that all this determined sitting is supposed to prevent, rather than promote, any [...]