Posts Tagged ‘war’

The Stage Is Set For The Duration

Recent items in the news: The commandant of the marine corps said a few days ago U.S. forces will likely be at the “war on terror,” or whatever it’s called now, for a bit longer, maybe another decade.  Or more. The marine leader’s remarks echo those by an obscure defense official overseeing undercover doo doo.  [...]

Things That Go Boom

What a frightening place America has become in the past decade or two, and I’m going to go ahead, risking the sterling credibility of CHNN, and blame the bombings at the Boston Marathon (as well as nearly all the other such mass casualty events) on the righties.  From guns to bombs, Republicans have an inordinate [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Giving War a Chance

I guess the bright spot in President Obama’s Afghanistan speech last night is that a great deal of Kabuki was devoted to making a meaningless, marginal drawdown of troops in an endless, decade-long fiasco into some sort of dawning of the Age of Aquarius.  Establishment Republicans predictably howled about the errant perfidy of “playing politics [...]

Hippies Seize “The Economist”

As though hearing the dependably buffoonish Newt Gingrich suddenly smoke the peace bong while all the most (formerly) warmongering congressional Republicans waxed foreboding about the “open-ended” costs (!) of our third (or so) war in Libya wasn’t enough, yesterday I came across a copy of The Economist, which appears to be a surprising new member [...]

Getting Our War On, Again

UPDATED BELOW:  (Sunday)   Well, it seems that those danged Libyans are perhaps already the next grateful recipients of America’s Love Bombs, as we’ve brusquely pushed aside the momentarily dominant cheese-eating surrender monkeys themselves, the French, within a few hours, to “take the lead” in the latest attack on perennial enemy of all that is [...]

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 [...]

Who Is This Barack Person?

Today I got an email from the President, who has been, quite understandably, something of a spotty correspondent here lately, maybe since I always write back something to the effect of, “Write when you find work.”  This time, though, “Barack” actually had something that might get my attention, and even win back my heart, sort [...]

UNNECESSARY LAYERS OF BUREAUCRACY

Admittedly, as a simpleton myself, I can only present simplistic arguments against the all-encompassing, truly revolutionary ideology of the American right. They know there are known unknowns that I don’t know about; and I know I don’t know about them.  Nolo contendre. Anyway, when one does at least realize that nothing – not credit card [...]