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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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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 10, 2009
Listening to Lara Logan CBS News and the New York Times are vile shills of the war-mongering corporatocracy. So, what else is news?
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 27, 2009
Surprise! Welcome to the Third World, Des Moines! Is United States becoming or - more nefariously - being turned into a Third World economy?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 25, 2009
Condi Rice Talks More Shite Former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice resumes her fear mongering.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 30, 2009
Democracy 101; a Call for Involvement Get up! Stand up! Without an involved, informed citizenry, a democracy cannot function. Stay involved. Stay informed.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 24, 2009
Legacy Be Damned: Americans want Justice [[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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 12, 2009
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)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 21, 2008
A Not-So-Modest To-Do List for Obama's First Term [[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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 12, 2008
Phony Debates and Rightful Entitlements Talk is cheap and the meter's running.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The First Big 'Debate' of '08 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.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Is this the Trillion Dollar Straw? What's it going to take to get the American experiment to start functioning as a true democratic republic again?
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Bush Explains 'Free Enterprise' 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.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2008
Inside the Brain of McCain WARNING! Exposure to this level of double-talk and 'News-speak' can be hazardous to your mental health.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 8, 2008
Cheney's Priorities 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.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 7, 2008
In Admonishment of Senator McCain A respectful admonition of Senator McCain for his incessant, overweening references to his experiences as a POW.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 6, 2008
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'.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 24, 2008
American Exceptionalism Outlining the primary tenet of the false doctrine of Americanism and the inherent danger therein to the health of a democratic republic.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Three Pots Calling the Kettle Black A brief but exuberant review of Geo. W Bush, John McCain and Condi Rice, three truly impressive performers on the international stage.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 16, 2008
The Myth of American Moral Authority 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 12, 2008
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 10, 2008
Kissinger, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Iran's Nuclear Program 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.

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