Tag: Politics

  • Let’s Get Fooled Again!

    As we blithely stumble toward a nuclear confrontation with Iran, two more favorite Bush lies were put to rest this week. The first is the absurd notion that “everything’s just great” in Iraq, only Katie Couric and her co-horts in the “Main-Stream-Media” won’t report it. The second is the oft-quoted Bush lie that he “listens”…

  • Dubya, Dubai and the 1993 WTC bombing

    You would hardly notice it for lack of coverage, but thirteen years ago today was one of the most important days in the history of New York. On February 26, 1993, Ramzi Yousef set off a bomb in the parking garage of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Yousef’s goal was to bring…

  • Quack!

    Time of death, Oct 14 2005. And even though it seems like Mr. Bush is well into his second term of office, we have to remind ourselves that it has only been nine months since he had his title upgraded from “President” to President. So what makes me say it’s over? It’s not because Mr.…

  • Give ’em heck, Harriet

    The next Supreme Court Justice is disarmingly charming, which I’ve discovered by reading her blog.

  • Fun with the thesaurus

    Main Entry: terror Part of Speech: noun Definition: fear Synonyms: alarm, anxiety, awe, consternation, dismay, dread, fearfulness, fright, horror, intimidation, panic, shock, trepidation, trepidity

  • The Crisis in Leadership

    “It was a broiling August afternoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Big Easy, the City That Care Forgot. Those who ventured outside moved as if they were swimming in tupelo honey. Those inside paid silent homage to the man who invented air-conditioning as they watched TV “storm teams” warn of a hurricane in the Gulf…

  • A small break from the dogmatic slumber?

    Anderson Cooper on Bill Maher just now: “People aren’t frustrated. They’re dead.”

  • Rock ‘n Roll politics

    A while back I celebrated my long-delayed Karaoke debut. This took place appropriately enough in “Music City, USA”. Nashville certainly earns that title, covering as it does that wide stylistic expanse from Country to Western.*** Up on stage, S.Fo and I performed My Generation (my choice) and LA Woman (his choice). Both songs are probably…

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  • Positing an alternate reality

    August 6th was the anniversary of two days of infamy. About August 6th, 1945, the title of a book I read as a teenager sums it up: “The Day Man Lost”. More recently, August 6th 2001 was the day that President Bush, on vacation at Crawford TX, received the infamous Presidential Daily Briefing that warned…