Archive for the 'Politics' Category

FREE SPEECH, FREE PRESS, FREE RAIF BADAWI…

April 25th, 2015

Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger who was sentenced to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, now faces being beheaded for renouncing the religion, his family have said. What is the difference between an execution for your beliefs by ISIS and an execution for your beliefs by the House of Saud? Trudy […]

THE BUSH(ES) OBAMA SECURITY SCHEME LIVES ON…

April 21st, 2015

The BOSS isn’t going anywhere soon. Even if Hilary Clinton takes the White House, not a pleasant thought, we will only need to tweak the acronym a bit to perhaps BOCSS, rhymes with box? Glenn Greenwald writes: One of the most glaring myths propagated by Washington — especially the two parties’ media loyalists — is […]

WHAT IS AN ATHEIST PICTURE…?

April 18th, 2015

WHAT FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY LOOKS LIKE…?

April 8th, 2015

As I follow the continuing story of blogger Raif Badawi, I note that only one country has chosen to go eye-to-eye with Saudi Arabia and not blink: Sweden. Madeline Rees, Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom sees in that resolute stance, essentially the beginnings of sanctions against the Saudi royal […]

SNOWDEN, THE NSA AND YOUR DICKAGE…

April 7th, 2015

Glenn Greenwald had this to say: On his HBO program last night, John Oliver devoted 30 minutes to a discussion of U.S. surveillance programs, advocating a much more substantive debate as the June 1 deadline for renewing the Patriot Act approaches (the full segment can be seen here). As part of that segment, Oliver broadcast […]

RELIGIOUS WRONG LOSING HATE CAMPAIGN…

April 4th, 2015

Hating the sin but loving the sinner still brands you as a hater and increasingly makes you irrelevant in any political discussion in the United States of America. The latest stealth campaign from the religious wrong to banish members of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Questioning community from political and social commerce is falling flat despite the best efforts […]

I’M TO THE RIGHT OF RAND PAUL…? WHOA…!

April 4th, 2015

Since his father turned over his emailing list the begs from Rand Paul are coming fast and furious. The one I got this morning bears the suspicious subject line: RE:Obama seeking third term? Oh course, there is no mention in the email about President Barack Hussein Obama seeking to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the […]

FBI FABRICATES ANOTHER BOMB PLOT…

April 3rd, 2015

Has the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered a single domestic threat to the United States since 11 September 2001 that didn’t involve an FBI informant? The story of Noelle Velentza and Asia Siddiqui is just one more case of FBI fabrication, duping two possibly wanna-bes who would likely never have been a threat if their […]

RANDPAC: COMING FOR YOUR FREEDOM…

April 2nd, 2015

As part of a political prank a few years ago, I bought a t-shirt and some leaflets from Ron Paul’s organization. Since then I have gotten regular pleas for financial support—including a monthly raffle for an AR-15, a patriot must-have—but today I got this beg (all emphasis in original) for money from Ron Paul’s son […]

THIS IS NOT WHAT GEORGE HARRISON WANTED…

March 30th, 2015

In my moldy and decayed collection of eight-track tapes there was (I tossed them all two moves ago, but kept a list of what I had) was the two-tape collection of George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh, the mother of all benefit concerts. George and all the musicians who came together would not be happy with […]

#SHUTDOWNTHEFUCKBARREL…

March 29th, 2015

How could John Oliver have possibly missed Linndale…?

ROLDO RIGHTS ON NO TAX BREAKS FOR SPORTS…

March 28th, 2015

This week President Barack Obama spoke out against the incredible subsidy sweeteners given rich sports owners. In a historic move, President Obama’s new budget proposes eliminating the longstanding practice by governments of forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for wealthy sports franchises to build, renovate, and maintain costly stadiums. For far too long, this shameless […]

ROUTINE: THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST SQUIRREL…!

March 28th, 2015

The process began for me 20 years ago when I rearranged my closet and drawers so that I added clean clothes to the left and removed clothes to wear from the right. The idea was that I never had to think for a second: what am I going to wear today? I’ve since added various […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON: SURPRISE, SURPRISE,
REALITY BEGINS TO HIT CUYAHOGA COUNTY…

March 27th, 2015

Wow, what a surprise! Cuyahoga County seems to be running out of money. Can’t borrow, County Executive Armond Budish tells the Plain Dealer. Can’t borrow for MetroHealth Medical Center but can for a hotel that will be a big money loser. Great Democratic politics. And the PD didn’t know about this? What another surprise. Especially […]

SCOTT ADAMS IS CONDUCTING ANOTHER TEST…

March 25th, 2015

Last week Scott Adams asked about gender bias in the workplace. This week he explores the issue of anti-science bias in politics and who is worse: Republicans or Democrats. (In light of Robert Kennedy Jr.’s vocal support for the anti-vaccination crowd this week, I think this is particularly pertinent.) Against all odds, it appears my […]

DALTON TRUMBO: REBEL IN HOLLYWOOD

March 23rd, 2015

As a rule, I don’t watch the extras on DVDs because I have found them generally to be masturbatory filler. This has not been the case with the documentary Dalton Trumbo: Rebel In Hollywood found on 2009 DVD release. This hour-long documentary explores the career of Dalton Trumbo, his struggles as a member of the […]

JOHN KASICH IS TOO LIBERAL FOR RON PAUL…

March 19th, 2015

Yesterday President Barack Hussein Obama came to Cleveland to speak at our City Club. From the part I heard while driving home, his core message was: my successes have driven my opponents to gnawing on skulls. Not really, but you get the idea. So today, I was not all that surprised—vis-a-vis the gnawing of skulls—when […]

OUR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OFFENSE…

March 19th, 2015

One of Mano Singham’s readers makes an excellent point in commenting on Mano’s post We’re really #1! Marcus Ranum writes: The US leads the rest of the world in military spending—we spend as much as all of them combined. Note, I didn’t hew to the national lie that it’s “defense” spending. In today’s military environment, […]

HOW THE FBI HOME-GROWS TERRORISTS DUPES…

March 18th, 2015

OK. Serious question. Has the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered, arrested and provided sufficient information to convict a single individual in the United States on terrorism charges that the FBI did not, in fact, actually train to be arrested? Any one? Got a name? Hint. That name is not Sami Osmakac. IN THE VIDEO, Sami […]

WE CAN’T PICK AND CHOOSE… JE SUIS CHARLIE

March 17th, 2015

Censorship is wrong. Full stop. How many times do I have to say: the right response to objectionable speech is never censorship (or the threat of violence) but rather more speech. On 16 March, DC Comics released a statement saying that the Albuquerque cover was now not going to run—at the artist’s request—and said that […]

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