Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bug Out and Call It Even

Sounds similar to the George Aiken solution and the best we can hope for. Two good bookmarks. One from Andrew Bacevich, one from William Astore.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"War Might Be Over"

Because I'm such a Pollyanna anyway, I love seeing things like this. And also because it is so contrary to what, I believe, many people think from watching the news. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Face of America and Blue Skies

And this:

The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

With Public Financing of Campaigns I'd Be Looking Forward to Governor Teachout

My longest post title ever. Teachout didn't spend $14 per vote, needless to say.

They were never worried about their Democratic Party primary challengers earlier this month, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his running mate, Erie County’s Kathy Hochul, insisted over and over again.

Worries aside, Cuomo and Hochul spent about $5.9 million in the final couple of weeks and days immediately following their recent closer-than-expected Democratic primary contests.

Can't bring myself to vote for King Andrew. Gonna have to be Green Party (who are loons) or a
Zephyr write-in.

The loons link is to the Green running in my district. It sucks that I can't link to Funiciello's interview with The Chronicle, a weekly in Glens Falls. Gonna put up a post with choice tidbits soon, though, and just transcribe.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

We All Gonna Die!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a great clip as well. I'm too simple to put it up so click the link.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Just Buy the State and Then Do What You Want with It

So the Koches and the Romneys are in big for Mitch McConnell:

In the audio recording, Sen. McConnell says everything that the Koch brothers want to hear. At the beginning of his remarks, he gushes to the brothers: "I don't know where we'd be without you."

That's sweet. Not to be outdone:

Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races.

What does a senator have to do to have so many sugar daddies?   

Do African-Americans Watch Fox News?

If so, why?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Strange Bedfellows (Probably Not Literally)

So, when Peggy Noonan got her Ronald Reagan Women's Boy Briefs in a knot over Obama droppin' his g's, I didn't think much of it. Birds fly and wingnuts wingnut. 

The president shouldn’t be using a fateful and divisive word like “impeachment” to raise money and rouse his base. He shouldn’t be at campaign-type rallies where he speaks only to the base, he should be speaking to the country. He shouldn’t be out there dropping his g’s, slouching around a podium, complaining about his ill treatment, describing his opponents with disdain: “Stop just hatin’ all the time.”

I had to include the impeachment part. That's so precious. Damn Obama for raisin' the possibility of his own impeachment! But, to move on to the strange bedfellow:

“First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to ‘relate.’ Be a leader. Be f**king presidential,” he said. “Look, I grew up in a society where I could say ‘It ain’t’ or ‘What it be’ to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family [that] cared about me, who has a well-read background, I f**king conjugate.” 

That's right. Motherfuckin' Motherfucking Samuel L. Jackson says just say no to dropping g's. Now, I'm going to pay attention. Better start fucking conjugating, too.

And BTW, Bush did it, too.

SATURDAY SPECIAL: Here's my latest literary effort to the local fish wrapper.  That's a joke. I love the Post Star and most all newspapers in general. And I more than appreciate them running my rants.

     As one of the folks who helped put President Barack Obama into the White House, I’d like to respond to Mr. Prossick’s recent letter. I might suggest the GOP run better candidates, as well. In 2012, the Republican candidate was a man who made his fortune putting people out of work. He was seen as so out of touch with the common man, he couldn’t beat Obama in spite of the economic downturn we were in at the time.
     In 2008, the candidate of the right was someone who, ironically, was not born in the United States. Panama. Check it out. Obama was born in Hawaii, unless we have to go through that whole birth certificate thing again. As I recall, John McCain’s judgment may have been called into question with his choice of a running mate. Anyone heard from her lately? Never mind. Some might further doubt McCain’s judgment over his continual calls to use military force. The short list is Iran, Syria, Russia, Nigeria and Iraq (of course). He called for invading Hong Kong over Edward Snowden. Use the Internet. I’m certain you can find more.
     For those of you who favor that sort of foreign policy, I’d suggest a vote for Elise Stefanik.
Her website states she was director of communications for a think tank called the Foreign Policy Initiative. It was founded by William Kristol, Dan Senor and Robert Kagan. Apparently, their hard work shilling for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 gave their previous group, PNAC, a bad name. They still walk and quack like neo-conservatives, though. As a bonus, she might give the Congress enough votes to go through with impeachment of the president. Wouldn’t that be fun!

LATEST IN IMPEACHMENT NEWS: From Roy Edroso. Bless his heart!, that I don't have to read all that shit.