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Old neocons never die

The Obama administration keeps them around for some reason. “Where’s H L Mencken when we need him? No one ever lost money underestimating the mendacity of the Pentagon/NATO/CIA/State Department system. Especially now, when Ukrainian policy seems to have been subcontracted … Continue reading

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Harry Potter for all occassions (especially stupid ones)

“Liu wrote: ‘If militarism is like the haunting Voldemort of Japan, the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo is a kind of horcrux, representing the darkest parts of that nation’s soul.’” Japan hits back at China over Voldemort comparisons, by Justin McCurry, … Continue reading

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Droning us out

“Yesterday, as a task force of 125 officers, some riding Snowcats in the rugged terrain, continued their search, it was revealed that Dorner has become the first human target for remotely-controlled airborne drones on US soil.” Man hunt for ex-soldier … Continue reading

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Names to remember from the Bush junta’s war in Iraq

Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condolezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and Douglas Feith are responsible for a war based on lies, fought on borrowed money, fueled by greed, racism, sadism, and madness. Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condolezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, … Continue reading

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America puts on skis to step on a slippery slope

“Armed with a search warrant, Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke went looking for six missing cows on the Brossart family farm in the early evening of June 23. Three men brandishing rifles chased him off, he said. “Janke knew the … Continue reading

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Ding Dong Bin Laden’s Dead

But I’m with Paul Krugman on it: Good, and good riddance. But it’s hard to see how it changes anything important. One man’s death doesn’t cure a sick world or the post-Bush dictatorship United States, which is still pretty sick. … Continue reading

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Lara Logan is my hero

“In an interview with 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley, CBS reporter Lara Logan recounted the day she was sexually assaulted by a mob of 200 to 300 men while covering the protests in Egypt.” In aftermath of Lara Logan’s attack, CPJ … Continue reading

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Only the very very rich matter in America now

Sigh. Why do the comics have to tell us this (again)? On the other hand, once we all know this is true, we can get on with breaking the U.S. into smaller and better countries. I really think that’s the … Continue reading

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No to the War Supplemental

Wish I’d seen this earlier: “Here in California, Sam Farr, Bob Filner, Diane Watson, Pete Stark, Mike Thompson, John Tierney, Linda Sanchez, Mike Honda, Grace Napolitano, Jackie Speier, George Miller and Zoe Lofgren have all taken bold antiwar positions in … Continue reading

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Welcome back, Domestic Terrorism

And at a church, no less. “KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A Kansas doctor who was a controversial provider of so-called ‘late-term’ abortions was shot and killed at his church on Sunday, local media reported. “The Wichita Eagle newspaper reported … Continue reading

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On to the Hague!

“In an interview on Tuesday evening with the German television program ‘Frontal 21,’ on channel ZDF Professor Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Rapporteur responsible for torture, stated that with George W. Bush’s head of state immunity now terminated, the new … Continue reading

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Did you know Get Your War On was ending?

I didn’t. Talk about the end of an era. “In 2004, Rees announced that the strip (Get Your War On) would end with the Bush administration, and with Barack Obama assuming the U.S. Presidency on January 20, the cartoonist is … Continue reading

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There are 8 Jews left in Baghdad

“Once one of the largest Jewish communities in the Middle East, Baghdad Jews have now nearly vanished while the country has been consumed by sectarian war.” ~snip~ “Iraq’s Jewish community dates from biblical times. According to Charles Tripp’s History of … Continue reading

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President Obama has his work cut out for him

“Pakistani intelligence sources report that Siddiqui was in Pakistani detention until the end of 2003 and that her son Suleman fell ill and died during that time. It is known that terrorism suspects often spend a period of time in … Continue reading

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Mullah Omar Lives!

“LONDON (Reuters) – Taliban leader Mullah Omar on Monday urged U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan to withdraw or face a similar defeat to occupying Soviet troops a generation ago. “In a rare message, posted on militant websites and monitored … Continue reading

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Jesus God what kind of a country do I live in?

Where has Dr. Aafia Siddiqui been for the past five years? And what’s been happening to her? “On August 5, US newspapers carried the story of the capture of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman who was trained in neuroscience … Continue reading

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Georgia on my mind

Honestly! If you really want to know what’s going on in the world, you have to read the Asia Times. “GORI, Georgia (Reuters) – Georgia called for a ceasefire on Saturday after Russian bombers widened an offensive to force back … Continue reading

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Soldiers in Iraq would like some books, if you have any to spare

This email was forwarded to me from a reliable source. The original sender’s son, who was stationed there, confirmed that they have almost nothing in their library: “I am now on active duty again and have deployed to Iraq for … Continue reading

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Mayerson GOTV: Yeah, irony, just vote for Dems in November, please?

I loathe American irony, but I found this apt: Voter Registration in all 50 States. Ginger doesn’t want to hear you didn’t know how to register to vote. She knows baby is muuuuuch smarter than that.

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Portable media for the troops

“We work directly with members of the United States Military, corporations, and the general public to provide portable media to active troops in order to boost morale and keep our men and women in uniform culturally tuned-in. We gather, organize, … Continue reading

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Terrorist bag men of the GOP

“The 42-count grand jury indictment alleges Mr Siljander lied about lobbying senators on behalf of the Missouri-based Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA). “The indictment alleges the charity sent about $130,000 (£66,000) in 2003 and 2004 to accounts in Peshawar, Pakistan, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, everyone!

I got to wake up with a sore throat, but that just means I’m getting it out of the way for the rest of 2008. And since it IS 2008, I can post this again! Journal of Bloglandia, because Blogtopia … Continue reading

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I hope she rests in peace because Pakistan isn’t going to for a long time, if ever.

I haven’t said anything about Benazir Bhutto’s death because I have and had very mixed feelings about what her return to Pakistan might actually mean. I am sorry she died and the unspeakable way she died, but I have a … Continue reading

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We have to inaugurate a Dem Prez in 2009

Even if it’s Hillary, even though Bill recently said the US should leave some troops in Iraq to protect the Kurds from the Turks (also here), which is one the worst ideas I’ve heard in a long time. Nothing against … Continue reading

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Damn, this still hurts

Remembering Molly Ivins. And it might never stop hurting.

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So much to fear, so little time

“It was Keynes, too, who anticipated and helped prepare for the ‘craving for security’ that Europeans would feel after the three decades of war and economic collapse that followed the end of the Gilded Age. Thanks in large measure to … Continue reading

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This just in! Humanity does not exist!

“In the early 1980s, Gray, who teaches European thought at the London School of Economics, was the most capable defender of Friedrich von Hayek as a social philosopher rather than just a propagandist for free-market policy. But he later became … Continue reading

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Pope Rat can do the right thing

Or not. “In Iraq itself, we have succeeded in destroying a formerly prosperous and secular country, and creating the largest refugee problem in the modern Middle East: 4m Iraqis have now been forced abroad. “Elsewhere in the Middle East, the … Continue reading

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More fear, more terror, and ever more stupidity

There has got to be a better way to fight the war on terror: “In the UK: “A man who had gone into a diabetic coma on a bus in Leeds was shot twice with a Taser gun by police … Continue reading

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Waterboarding is torture

I am so sick of candidates and nominees for high office being okay with waterboarding. Is anyone who’s ever been waterboarded going to say it’s okay? I doubt it. Is anyone who’s almost drowned going to say waterboarding is okay? … Continue reading

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