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After years of professional starvation as a 'working musician', DC found his way to Taiwan where he has lived and taught English as a foreign language for 18 years - fourteen of them married blissfully to Yashan 'Linda' Huang.

"Having lived outside the USA, away from the incessant daily blather of info-tainment that sadly passes for news reportage and journalism, I think I can safely claim a more international point of view than most in the US who live within the corporate media's 'cone of silence' yet are inundated with spin-sters, shock-jocks and Faux News blow-hards."

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31 Articles, 80 Quick Links, 117 Comments, 59 Diaries, 2 Polls

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Saturday, October 10, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Listening to Lara Logan
(1 comments) CBS News and the New York Times are vile shills of the war-mongering corporatocracy. So, what else is news?

Sunday, September 27, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Surprise! Welcome to the Third World, Des Moines!
(12 comments) Is United States becoming or - more nefariously - being turned into a Third World economy?

Friday, September 25, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Condi Rice Talks More Shite
(2 comments) Former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice resumes her fear mongering.

Friday, January 30, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Democracy 101; a Call for Involvement
Get up! Stand up! Without an involved, informed citizenry, a democracy cannot function. Stay involved. Stay informed.

Saturday, January 24, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Legacy Be Damned: Americans want Justice
(4 comments) [[pbc]]Speaking for those who seek the prosecution of George W Bush, I offer this declaration: we want justice. We want our Republic back. We want our self-respect back. This is why there is a hue and cry calling for the arrest of George W Bush.

Monday, January 12, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
From Our Favorite Dick's Own Pie-hole
From out of the mouth of our soon-to-be former VP comes some a most disturbingly perverted sense of the neo-con 'reality'. Annotated for your amusement and/or consternation. (First in a series)

Sunday, December 21, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Not-So-Modest To-Do List for Obama's First Term
(2 comments) [[cbc]] Obama has more items on his agenda than any president since who-knows-when. Here is a list of items, IMHO, that should be addressed in his first term.

Sunday, October 12, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Phony Debates and Rightful Entitlements
Talk is cheap and the meter's running.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The First Big 'Debate' of '08
(4 comments) For the record, I am not a supporter of Senator Obama. The alternative offered by the Republican wing of the Business Party, McCain and Palin is, however, as pathetic mentally as it is disturbing morally.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bush Explains 'Free Enterprise'
(7 comments) Bush bails out more of his buddies;McCain still thinks banking deregulation is just peachy and Paulson could give a good-god-damn about the US taxpayer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is this the Trillion Dollar Straw?
(4 comments) What's it going to take to get the American experiment to start functioning as a true democratic republic again?

Friday, September 12, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Inside the Brain of McCain
WARNING! Exposure to this level of double-talk and 'News-speak' can be hazardous to your mental health.

Monday, September 8, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Cheney's Priorities
(1 comments) Our Co-President, Richard Cheney was on a mission to the oil-rich Caspian Sea region while the Republican faithful were shuttling between the Big Easy and the Twin Cities.

Sunday, September 7, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
In Admonishment of Senator McCain
(11 comments) A respectful admonition of Senator McCain for his incessant, overweening references to his experiences as a POW.

Saturday, September 6, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bush's 2008 RNC speech: (Reading Between the Lines)
Borrowing the technology of 'Being John Malcovic', the author is able to provide annotation for Bush's speech to the RNC as heard through the mind of the 'Decider'.

Sunday, August 24, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
American Exceptionalism
(10 comments) Outlining the primary tenet of the false doctrine of Americanism and the inherent danger therein to the health of a democratic republic.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Three Pots Calling the Kettle Black
(1 comments) A brief but exuberant review of Geo. W Bush, John McCain and Condi Rice, three truly impressive performers on the international stage.

Saturday, August 16, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Myth of American Moral Authority
(6 comments) America's supposed 'moral authority' is a sham. In light of the extremely long check list of atrocities, war crimes and institutionalized injustice committed over the course of the history of the American Republic, there is no justification for anyone to profess America's moral authority.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Should Iraq Be Forced to Pay for Its Own Reconstruction?
The proposition that the Iraqi people should pay for the ghastly mess that the Bush administration has made of their country should be abhorrent to any civilized, fair-minded person.

Sunday, August 10, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Kissinger, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Iran's Nuclear Program
(2 comments) While the Bush administration and members of Congress talk tough about Iran's nuclear program, the truth is that the United States, under Ford and Reagan,led Iran into the Nuclear Age.

Friday, August 8, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Summer Reading List for Madam Pelosi
(5 comments) A recommended summer reading list for Madam Pelosi so that she might find, at long last, a reason to put the impeachment of George W Bush back on the table.

Sunday, August 3, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
In the Company of Tyrants
(2 comments) The opening of Karadzic's war crimes tribunal in The Hague and the recent indictment of Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court, invites a rather unfavorable comparison to the on-going war crimes of George W Bush.

Saturday, August 2, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
An Open Letter to Those Who Still Support the Bush Doctrine
(7 comments) An open letter to those who still support the Bush Doctrine expressing sadness and dismay for their refusal to come to their senses.

Friday, August 1, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Power of Public Opinion vs. the Public Opinion of Power
(1 comments) The people of Ecuador have spoken: the US military must vacate its base at the end of its lease. The Bush White House is threatening to retaliate.

Thursday, July 31, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The House Judiciary Committee votes 20-14 to hold Karl Rove in of Congress
(3 comments) After refusing repeatedly to properly respond to a Congressional supoena, the 'master-mind' of the Bush administrations, Karl Rove, is now subject to a contempt of Congress resolution and possible arrest and prosecution.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
There Is No Winning in Iraq
(2 comments) The war in Iraq is a debacle. Any attempts to paint rosy pictures of the war and any promises of happy endings involving honorable victory are pathetic delusions or the callous manipulation of public fear by those at fault for this catastrophe.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
To the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court re: GW Bush
A letter to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asking him to prosecute GW Bush and Richard Cheney for war crimes.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Karl Rove Gets a Taste of Democracy in Action
(6 comments) Citizen's arrest attempted of contemptuous Rove at Republican fund-raiser in Des Moines.

Thursday, July 24, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
House Judiciary Committee to Hold Impeachment Hearings
(11 comments) The House Judiciary Committee set to hold hearings on Kucinich's single article of impeachment of GW Bush.

Sunday, July 20, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Defeating the Pentacratic Agenda
Wherein a lengthy, long-forgotten quote is cited, a new political term is coined and an agenda denounced.

Thursday, July 17, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
McCain Threatens Iran
(1 comments) Senator McCain calls for 'action' on Iran for what the USA has been doing for decades as the accepted norm of its foreign policy.