Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.
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(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 26, 2008
The Peter Principle Playoffs We need to get our minds around who is the aggressor here. Because if we continue to passively watch the evil unfold; if Dick Cheney wins the behind-the-scenes, off-court power struggle, the Peter Principle Playoffs will be over and the entire Middle East will explode in nuclear flames.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, November 23, 2009
God Has Left the Building... The religious believe that God belongs to them. Christians know that they belong to God. It's that simple. Thus, CNN polls notwithstanding, America cannot become "less Christian" as a result of members of the flock jerking the tags from their ears -- and rejecting modern-day religion.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 24, 2014
Open Thread: March against Monsanto worldwide According to March Against Monsanto, marches are occurring today on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states.
(24 comments) SHARE Friday, May 8, 2009
Seeds of Truth This goes way beyond garnering profits for agriculture conglomerates such as Monsanto. It is about disrupting the natural order of life -- whether plant or animal. And, for those orchestrating this havoc, it is about control.
(34 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 6, 2011
A Hopeless Legion of Loons If we have learned but one thing from these fools, it is that they will not compromise, regardless of the destruction they leave in their wake. Therefore, we need to wake up and realize that the November 2012 election is quite likely a matter of life or death.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, June 12, 2006
SUPPORT THE TROOPS To Bush, "support the troops" means don't criticize him when thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of innocents die in an illegal, bloody mess that he lied to get us into.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 12, 2010
Hey, American People! We are in the throes of a political convulsion, an intellectual and moral battle that we are increasingly in danger of losing. It's time to stop, take a deep national breath, and then...take a deep national bath. This nation has been in a spiraling nose dive for a decade...
(25 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 17, 2010
Only If We Let It History. Round and round it goes. Will the US and Israel attack Iran? Will history repeat itself? Yes, but only if we let it. The choice is ours.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 25, 2011
Politics -- Spinning Out of Control I have a real problem with Democrats who refuse to get off their knees long enough to stand up for what they believe in. What do they believe in? Community organizing? Democrats are not evil; they really really want to do what is right, but with few exceptions, they are timid, hypocritical little cave-inskis when it comes to walking their talk. They take the money and call it bipartisanship. I call it betrayal.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, October 14, 2011
Occupy Wall Street -- Volunteers Spiff Up Young Occupiers with Suits, Haircuts Continuous coverage of the "Occupy Wall Street" activity at New York City's Zuccotti Park.
(17 comments) SHARE Friday, November 28, 2008
Through a Hole in the Air... The fascist lies and smears of Republicans and their doppleganger radio creeps should come as no surprise to those paying attention. However, the ripples of uneasiness and fear surging through Democratic ranks as a result of these assaults is a bit puzzling. Perhaps it's because after eight years of covering--and uncovering--deceit, lies, and monstrous war crimes of George Bush, they are hesitant to trust any president.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, December 17, 2007
Culling the Herd It doesn't take a wild imagination to know that genocide is real, and it's underway in America. The most blatant example is the barbaric response to Hurricane Katrina victims -- withholding food, blocking aid, ignoring those clinging to rooftops while crying out in vain for help, leaving corpses to float in the flooded streets or to rot in the Superdome.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, March 2, 2009
It's Time for the Madness to Stop The most ghastly experiment conducted was Operation Crossroads, a series of "Manhattan Project" tests in 1946 to study the effects of nuclear weapons on ships and equipment. US officials knew the effect of massive radiation on human beings. They had to know. So what else were the thousands of navy personnel positioned on ships from five to eight miles from the Bikini Atoll bomb site in the central Pacific if not guinea pigs?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 19, 2009
Fading Into Mist... Are not crimes against humanity just that, regardless of who is committing them?
(10 comments) SHARE Monday, March 22, 2010
Keep the Change... These guys aren't crazy -- okay, maybe they are -- but they know exactly what they're doing. They learned from eight years of K-K-Karl Rove and Dick Cheney that fear and hate are the two easiest emotions to work with.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 1, 2009
Rack 'em and Screw 'em, Boys! What is more frightening -- that the C.I.A. got its jollies by torturing, even murdering human beings in its secret sodomy frat-houses -- or that the F.B.I. took one look and fled the scene and remained silent for years?
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 24, 2011
Confession of an old War Hawk... Once upon a time, long ago and far away, when I was a (civilian) Public Information Officer for the U.S. Army, I was like a modern-day Donald Rumsfeld -- in love with the beautiful, shiny, erotic toys of war. The devastation caused by these toys to the "boys" of war was light years away from even approaching the periphery of my understanding.
SHARE Sunday, July 4, 2010
The Glory of White-Wing Politics Americans -- not just Democrats -- must find the courage to shout "No! No! Hell No!" to the destruction planned for this republic. Unless we stand up, shake ourselves off, and dare to fight back, the evil glory of White-Wing Politics will devour us. We have no choice. Because this ship is going down.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 20, 2011
Occupy -- Shudder to Tremor to Tsunami The Occupy Movement began as a slight shudder on Wall Street. It was soon a tremor, billowing out across the nation, and beyond. It has become a tsunami in California as a result of brutal treatment of police on courageous University of California at Davis students who sat peacefully in protest.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 2, 2010
Even One of These Little Ones... these pedophile preachers have indelibly tarnished the image of the entire Church. It's time for the empty accusations, excuses and justifications to stop. I agree with Stephen King, who wrote on page 922 of his latest thriller -- Under the Dome -- "When the Devil got a preacher, he was apt to fall low -- low enough to put on a top hat and crawl under a rattlesnake."
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 15, 2008
EVERYBODY KNOWS... We are under the control of the criminally insane. Cheney has turned the greatest democratic republic ever conceived into a world corporation and anointed himself its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He has supplanted two centuries of protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights with executive orders and secret laws.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, February 5, 2010
Walk a Mile... It's time for Obama to put aside empty, soaring speeches and come to grips with who his enemies really are. It's time for him to step onto dry land and walk a mile in his own shoes -- while he still has a pair.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 29, 2006
9/11 -- Eliminating the Impossible The truth is what it is. It can never be something else. A search for the truth about 9-11 is much easier if all that cannot be true is tossed out. Why waste time considering the impossible?
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, May 22, 2006
NATURE OF THE BEAST After the orchestrated 9-11 attack on New York City and Washington D.C., and its follow-up anthrax attack on Democratic legislators, Americans of all stripes rushed en masse to George Bush's Fools' Gate to trade their morality and compassion for empty promises of security.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 28, 2007
Something Happened on 9-11 Something happened on 9-11 -- something so horrible that the American people acquiesced for a time in their own subjection. They will not succumb to their own destruction. Enough is enough.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 14, 2006
Mad Dog On A Leash The current conflict raging in the Middle East is a war of extermination -- a carefully planned crusade for world dominion,and it has been simmering on US and Israeli back burners for decades.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 22, 2006
HE'S B-A-A-A-A-C-K... It was brutal -- an unexpected, crippling blow to the midsection, and tens of thousands of late-night AAR listeners reeled from the shock of having Mike Malloy ripped unceremoniously from their midst.
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, April 16, 2007
DARE TO LOOK BACK We are in the clutches of an evil, evil group of psychopaths -- warmongering moral cowards whose faux leader, George W. Bush, is a shallow, self-destructive little bully who deserted his military post during a time of war. Damn them. Damn them all.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 8, 2007
When We Forget to Remember... Bush's war is but another "option on the table" to keep the populace cowering in irrational fear for political gain. Neither side seems willing to admit there's a big difference, both legal and ethical, between asking citizens to die for their country -- and demanding they "kill" for their country...
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, February 12, 2007
CHIMPS IN A ZOO CAGE The U.S. media is beneath contempt, and can never redeem itself for the damage it has wrought on this republic by its fawning allegience to a band of crooked, war-mongering fools.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, August 13, 2007
Bush's Booming Economy -- For The Rich When George Bush brags that the economy is booming, he's probably right. The economy is exploding with a big boom, and we are in a great battle to see how long this country can endure.
SHARE Sunday, January 27, 2008
Traffic Jam on the Highway to Hell Our government is nothing but a Good Ol' Boys and Girls club, with judges, journalists, legislators and administration jesters whooping it up while pillaging the Treasury, ignoring cries of their victims, turning a blind eye to slaughtered and displaced innocents, and sending thousands of their own citizens to their deaths. They have mauled, raped and obstructed Justice until that once noble Lady is no longer recognizable.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 27, 2006
WHO WILL TELL THE PEOPLE? The Bush administration, in concert with its corporate mind-control media, is striving to crush America into an Orwellian 1984 world of surveillance and total obedience -- there are still some who have the courage to tell the people the truth. Is anyone listening?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 22, 2006
WE ARE THE DECIDERS This is not about politics. It's about stopping the madness -- and the giggling madman whose aggressive stupidity and exaggerated sense of himself has brought shame to this once proud nation.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, January 22, 2007
NO WAY IN -- NO WAY OUT... Americans who cherish freedom would do well to stop stumbling around in the trees and forests of the illegal immigration debate and see that the Bush administration is well on its way to closing the borders of the entire nation, not only to people trying to get in, but to citizens trying to get out.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 17, 2007
The Last Founder Standing Al Gore is a Tom Paine, a Paul Revere, who tells us it is time to stand again for freedom. Gore is for the people, he is of the people who long to rekindle the true spirit of America -- and he will be re-elected by the people--because he is the last Founder standing.
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Ah, Democracy, We Hardly Knew Ye... It is madness to stand upon the precipice of a Constitutional crisis and even consider for one moment plunging into the abyss by giving Bush additional time to spy on Americans, to torture and kill innocents abroad, and to abandon an exhausted and ill-equipped military on the killing fields of a nation embroiled in the spiraling violence of civil war.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 3, 2007
All They Have Is Each Other... There is no honor in a nation whose leaders are given the power to choose life or death for their fellow citizens held captive in an illegal, treasonous, bloody occupation -- and choose death. What do you do after betraying those who trusted you -- dash off to Greenland to check on the climate, or do you stand in the Senate, eyes downcast, tail between your legs?
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, October 15, 2007
In The Kingdom of Fear There is good reason for Americans to be scared, for as George Orwell said, "It does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continous...The war is waged by the ruling group against its subjects."
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, March 26, 2007
SURVIVING AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT The American people have no idea what they're up against. The war being waged throughout the world began here at home, and the US Constitution and Bill of Rights were its first victims.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 30, 2005
GO TO THE LIGHT! The darkness of fascism is closing in on Americans. To survive, the citizens of this country must seek the truth -- go to the light -- and stop the madness.
SHARE Wednesday, March 15, 2006
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE... Americans don't know Jack about who controls this country. Israel may be our partner in crime; may be sucking us dry; prodding us to fight its battles -- but the United Arab Emirates, "entities" like the Carlyle Group and Halliburton, and the administration globalization gurus are in control and, as Sam Peckinpah so aptly put it -- they're blowin' this town all to hell.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 20, 2006
NO PEACE, NO PLACE FOR PALESTINE Those damn Palestinians, always making those seizing their land -- those killing and maiming them -- look bad. Why do they stubbornly insist on forcing Israel and the United States to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 9, 2007
Gonzo Boogie -- As Easy as ABC Nothing will change with Gonzales' departure, because each candidate on Bush's attorney general list is Gonzo "squared" -- each one committed to do the Gonzo Boogie from now until January 2009. Until then, the Democrats will continue to struggle with their attention-deficit disorder (ADD), and the American people will sink deeper into the morass of national post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 19, 2007
CNN -- The Most Twisted Name in News Perhaps the most explosive news not covered this week is the announcement of Rep. Dennis Kucinich that he will file articles of impeachment against VP Dick Cheney...
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, March 24, 2008
What It's All About... The media is determined to choose the president no matter what voters want. Little by little, the media has inserted itself into the process until elections are no longer about candidates or issues. They're about the media and what the media thinks about candidates and issues.
SHARE Friday, January 6, 2006
YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN... President Bush summons former secretaries of state and defense to the White House to share the glory -- and the blame. Those of us who know Bush is raving mad, destructively impulsive and totally incompetent suspect he was lining up former heavyweights to take the blame when the melt-down comes.
SHARE Wednesday, February 8, 2006
TALE OF A CONNECTICUT DONKEY Connecticut Democrats are sending a message to Senator Joe Lieberman that a lie is not good enough reason to destroy an entire generation of Americans -- nor to remain silent to keep from embarrassingthe man who sent them to their deaths.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 3, 2006
SHADOWS ON THE WALL Anyone who thinks this Straussian pack of jackals whose thirst for power borders on madness will back up and adhere to the rule of law or obey the Geneva Conventions doesn't know Jack about George. Or Alberto. Or Donald.
SHARE Friday, April 7, 2006
THOMPSON'S DOG WON'T HUNT Capitol Hill Blue's Doug Thompson says he's flown Boeing flight simulators, and "maneuvers made by the 9/11 hijackers were simple course corrections, not really that difficult. Well, I've never flown a simulator, but I once knew a guy who practiced riding skills on a mechanical bull, but when he hit the rodeo circuit, he got his ass stomped in two seconds flat.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 24, 2006
Will Stinky Cut The Big One? Most of us stopped laughing at Bush's coarse antics long ago. The boastful sound and fury of hot air blasting from both ends of this crude, immature thug as he rips one windy flatulent speech after another while saying absolutely nothing is not only vulgar, but is indescribably evil.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, September 11, 2006
NO MERCY We were warned every step of the way. We have been insulted and deceived, our courts dismantled, our Congress neutered, our children murdered in an illegal, genocidal halocaust, our elections stolen, our tax dollars wasted. Today, we are stranded on our own rooftops, pleading for a November 2006 rescue.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 6, 2006
GIVE US THE WORD We are all that stand between George Bush and the ransacking of this great nation. We must not wake up the day after the elections and realize -- too late -- that we failed to vote when "Democracy" was the single most important issue on the ballot.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 27, 2006
FOOL'S GOAL George Bush is obsessed with "September the 11th" -- so much so that he cannot force himself to refer to it as a mere 9-11. He revels in the delightful horror of that dreadful day upon which he became The Decider, the commander-in-chief -- history's most important war president.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Lost in the Lust of Werewolves Victims of Bush's war -- Iraqi and American -- are little more than debris scattered in the wake of the werewolves' lust to dominate the world and control its resources.
(8 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 5, 2007
STRIKE THE ROOT! We must rid ourselves of the traitors in our midst, starting with impeaching Dick Cheney, the one man responsible for the corruption threatening our downfall. If we are to survive, we must strike the root.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 24, 2006
Musings from Tom Joad Country In Oklahoma, most retired military and civilian folks enthusiastically support programs that cut their own livelihoods -- literally foreclose on their children's future -- by voting Republican...
(12 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 27, 2007
A Christmas Story I had this bright idea to get a head start on the new year by testing the strength of the Equal Rights Amendment -- you know, the ERA -- the free pass that enterprising women have used for years to back stubborn men into corners...
SHARE Monday, February 27, 2006
THE WORLD THAT DICK BUILT This is the guy who pulled the trigger of the gun that fired the round that hit his friend that ruined the hunt and shed some light on the world that Dick built...