Archive for the 'Politics' Category

THE CLEVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT’S MOTTO…

May 27th, 2015

Check the whole show, above, or just watch The Cleveland Show and Felonious Munk.

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

May 27th, 2015

Bernie Sanders For President In 2016 Racism in America… Global Warming… Raif Badawi…

BERNIE SANDERS, FOR ALL AMERICANS IN 2016…

May 27th, 2015

KILL THE UNPATRIOTIC ACT AND START OVER…

May 25th, 2015

I have to wonder how much blowback Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) faces for his grandstanding on the floor of the Senate in opposition to legislation continuing one of the worst, and most grossly misinterpreted, sections of the U.S. Patriot Unpatriotic Act. Edward Snowden had this to say about Paul’s filibuster. It represents a sea change […]

SOMEONE IS ALWAYS LISTENING…

May 24th, 2015

For the better part of twenty years, I was a regular coffeehouse denizen in and around Cleveland Heights’ various caffeine shoting galleries. When I would find a table at Arabica, Caribou, Phoenix, Stone Oven or Brews Brothers and get to work I was often amazed at the conversations—both in person and over cell phones—that I […]

HELL, NO…!

May 22nd, 2015

In an action of such inconceivable chutzpah that I swear would have made Richard Nixon think twice, Saudi Arabia, already a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (how the fuck did that ever happen) seeks the presidency of that body. In a move that will definitely drill the “final nail in the coffin […]

HAS DID RAND PAUL GONE GO ROGUE…? NO…

May 20th, 2015

[Update at 1000 on 21 May: So, Paul spoke for 630 minutes and only managed to waste a day of the senate’s time. Two years after rising to national prominence with a 13-hour talking filibuster against drones, Rand Paul has made another marathon speech on the floor of the US Senate – only this time […]

SECRETS, POLITICS AND TORTURE, A PRIMER…

May 20th, 2015

If you read the sketchy New York Times article on the Delta Force raid into Syria a few days ago—how an ISIS leader was killed when he “tried to engage” American commandos while his fighters used women and children as shields, and an 18-year-old slave was freed with no civilian casualties thanks to “very precise […]

SEN. SANDERS TENDERS END TO COLLEGE TUITION…

May 19th, 2015

Dear Friend, We need the best-educated workforce in the world if we’re going to compete effectively in the global economy. To do that, we must make certain that every person in this country who has the ability and desire can get all the education they need—regardless of the income of their family. That is why […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON A TAX YOU CAN EASILY AVOID…

May 19th, 2015

Cleveland Arts want to be like Cleveland Sports. And who can blame them. Free money. No strings attached. Easy to get. No spending monitors. And the biggies get Big Bucks. Dollars that is. By the millions! Since the cigarette tax started in Feb. 2007 they have access to more than $144 million as of the […]

THE LIES OF OBAMA AND ZERO DARK THIRTY

May 19th, 2015

The main theme of the [The Senate Intelligence Committee’s long-delayed] 499-page executive summary [on CIA torture] is that the CIA lied systematically about the effectiveness of its torture programme in gaining intelligence that would stop future terrorist attacks in the US. The lies included some vital details about the uncovering of an al-Qaida operative called […]

THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN HALLIBURTON…

May 19th, 2015

A friend here in Cleveland once shared a story about the glory days of the city when wealth abounded and power pulsated in the from offices high above Lake Erie. Cleveland’s railway giants, the Van Sweringen brothers, were convinced to hire a new kind of employee, a public relations consultant. After several months of unsuccessful, […]

THE HACKS WANT SEYMOUR HERSH’S BLOOD…

May 18th, 2015

Seymour Hersh, by shining light on lazy journalism of what passes for a Free Press in America has earned the wrath of the bought and paid for media. Seymour Hersh has done the public a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Yet […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S MURDERERS FOR HIRE…

May 18th, 2015

That the United States has employed assassins in covert operations comes as no surprise to anyone. That our military personnel are employed in such targeted assassinations, however, is different. ‘Of course the guys knew the target was bin Laden and he was there under Pakistani control,’ the retired official said. ‘Otherwise, they would not have […]

THE NEW PIRATES OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN…

May 18th, 2015

I never gained entrance to the Order of The Blue Nose, but some of my shipmates on board the USS Bainbridge did after I was discharged. The arctic is hostile place and sailors venture there at their peril. Drilling for oil that we cannot use without risking environmental collapse is madness. Corporations, like Royal Dutch […]

SEYMOUR HERSH UNCOVERS THE LIES… AGAIN…

May 17th, 2015

When a government, or a corporation, speaks to you, the default position must be that you are being lied to. That was the credo of proto-blogger and journalist icon I.F. Stone. Any thinking human—like Seymour Hersh—ought to adopt the position as their own. Remember the crowing about how America, standing against the world, used CIA […]

HOW JEB BUSH HANDLES TOUGH QUESTIONS…

May 16th, 2015

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WHAT IS PRESIDENT OBAMA HIDING FROM US…?

May 14th, 2015

The measure to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty failed in the U.S. Senate yesterday 52-45 with all but one Democrat—Senator Tom Carper of Delaware—voting against the measure. So who can read the text of the TPP? Not you, it’s classified. Even members of Congress can only look at it one section at a time […]

MANO’S SPIDEY SENSE IS TINGLING…

May 13th, 2015

How do you know when a politician is lying? When their lips move. How do you know when politicians are lying (and are about to yank their constituents around by the short and curlies)? When bipartisanship is championed. I always get nervous when Democrats and Republicans in government work together on something. This is because […]

A PROPER USE OF NON-LETHAL FORCE AND
DONALD RUMSFELD ON STREET VIOLENCE…?

May 8th, 2015

A Keef Knight twofer…

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