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Mike Malloy is a former writer and producer for CNN (1984-87) and CNN-International (2000). His professional experience includes newspaper columnist and editor, writer, rock concert producer and actor. He is the only radio talk show host in America to have received the A.I.R (Achievement in Radio) Award in both Chicago and New York City, the number three and number one radio markets in the country. His radio experience includes the 50,000 watt blow-torches in both the South and the Midwest, respectively WSB-AM in Atlanta and WLS-AM in Chicago, and as one of the original hosts on Air America - a two-year-long association that ended in a massive train wreck. Mike's nationally-syndicated program can now be heard weeknights on affiliates of the Nova M Network and on XM Satellite and Sirius Satellite Radio as well as on live Internet streaming.

It is not difficult to pigeon-hole Malloy politically. Generally speaking, he is a traditional Liberal Democrat doing his part to return the Democratic Party to its Liberal roots.

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Conservative Columnist George Will: Everybody Wants To Be Sexually Assaulted, It's A Coveted Status!, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Washington Post By God In a published screed that reads as though it came from a character in a Margaret Atwood novel, Will insists that campus rape is an "alleged" act (he doesn't even mention the associated violence) -- and that these crimes against young women confer so much "status" that women seek the title "victim."
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The Savage Weiner Weiner is simply one act from a whole institution of radio talk freaks here in the U.S. who are known for their hate speech, their vile comments where it concerns poor people, the ill, the homeless, and those incapable of defending themselves against the ravings of a violent thug like, well, Weiner. This guy even -- on occasion -- out-hates Limbaugh!
From Images
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Move Over, Mother Teresa According to Sarah, we should feel more sympathy for her than for Rep. Giffords, or little nine-year-old Christine Green, or the any of the six dead and 20 wounded in the tragedy. Not since the Jews of Biblical times has a figure been as victimized as our Sarah, the only truly injured party in this sad turn of events. Because it's all about her. Really, it is.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 8, 2009
Collateral Damage? According to Scotland's Sunday Herald yesterday, "Amid the media frenzy and speculation over the disappearance of Air France's ill-fated Flight 447, the loss of two of the world's most prominent figures in the war on the illegal arms trade and international drug trafficking has been virtually overlooked."
Another child victim – killed in the current deliberate bombing of homes in Gaza by the Israeli military., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 8, 2014
Israel: One of the "most oppressive and brutal regimes in the world?" The US Congress -- both House and Senate -- have learned their lessons, too. No sooner does an incident arise that -- if committed by a country other than Israel -- would clearly be identified as at best a human rights violation, and at worst a war crime does the House and Senate suddenly find a cohesion that otherwise simply does not exist.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 23, 2008
Remember, Remember, the 5th of November... When have the citizens of this - or any other - society truly had the power promised by casting a ballot? And yet, troop to the Diebold machines we must. Not to do so would bring the scorn of our neighbors and a certain self-loathing made more painful by the ever present media directive: Vote! Or shut up! Or consider yourself a terrible citizen, worthy of banishment!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The Shoe Lady Speaks... The hot war raging between Russia and the Republic of Georgia is yet another indicator of both Rice's uselessness and the ongoing global ahaos perpetrated by the Cheney cabal. His acid fingerprints are all over this destructive confrontation.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 15, 2016
On The Departure of Antonin "Fat Tony" Scalia Using their degenerate belief system, could it be that Fat Tony was plucked from his afternoon nap and sent to the cornfield because the spook decided he wanted outcomes on pending Court decisions that FT would not deliver? Is this true, Prosperity Pimps? (It would most certainly be their conclusion if it had been the liberal Justice Ginsburg who was dispatched, right?
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 11, 2009
'Soldiers work for corporations, not for the people' Cheney and the rest of the draft dodgers who operated the single worst administration in US history made a decision to force troops into repeated deployments to Iraq. This was the simplest method for keeping constant the number of American soldiers in that ravaged and bloodied country.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 16, 2009
Crazy Bastards As further proof that this country is chock-a-block with idiots and morons - not to mention Limbots who are so removed from reality they will continue to spit on the very ideas designed to help them recover from the economic swamp created by eight years of Republican "leadership," I offer as evidence the newest right-wing media-inspired insanity, the "Tea Party."
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Help! My Rights are Being Attacked! The one group always found at the top of any pyramid of power in the U.S. -- it is them: White, male and Christian. And, if you listen to and watch these poor wretched souls as they whine and screech and pass laws protecting them from their tormentors, you begin to realize how far over the edge into religious madness these charlatans have taken themselves.
Global Warming Climate Change causes conflict  - BBC News, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The BBC vs. FOX, NBC, ABC, et al The BBC strongly recommends its science reporters attend seminars organized by the world's leading scientists, researchers, and science writers. The point in attending is to be able to separate fact-based reporting from the sort of garbage swung hither and yon by US media outlets, especially television.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Mike Malloy: Keep It Lit... The families that have been destroyed by the prison time that results from violation of marijuana laws are innumerable. Who keeps track? Who cares? The anguish of children separated from parents who are sentenced to decades in a lock-up for growing or selling or just smoking reefer is horrific and from which the kids may never recover.
George Orwell's 1984, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 29, 2014
1984, Redux -- Redux Are our private conversations not Orwellian examples of Thought Crime if they are critical of the ruling class or if they question the actions of those in power and are discovered in massive sweeps of phone calls and emails?
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2015
D is for Dow...D is for Death n keeping with its mission of death, destruction, and corporate profits Dow has endorsed the fast-track authority bill (TPA) now being readied in Congress for the President's rubber stamp. Dow -- as well as other predatory capitalist enterprises -- are beside themselves with gleeful anticipation.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"Sadistic . . . Violent . . . Inhuman" They must be horrific. So violent, in fact, so obscene, so counter to even the basic tenets of human decency that President Barack Obama sought today to block the release of hundreds of photos showing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan being abused, violated, tortured.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Goodbye! And thanks for all the fish! Around lunch time today in Washington the faint smell of urine could be detected wafting from Republican Party headquarters. The entire Party leadership had just peed its pants on hearing the news that Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter had switched caucuses and joined the Democrats.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2012
The Day After One assumes there will be no poisonous radiation to deal with the day after tomorrow's election. But, it is safe to expect the poisonous political atmosphere that begins with a Romney victory will engulf the country in a tsunami of rapacious greed and possible ultra-violence.
Feeling targeted., From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Welcome to America US citizens have no idea why there is--and continues to be--an unrelenting surge of refugees at our southern border. Tired, frightened, desperate Central American mothers and their small children are now met with gun-wielding, shouting Americans draped in US flags and flecked with their own spittle--a welcoming committee that should shame every person who lives in this country.
September 11, 2001, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2015
14 Years Could this horror have been managed differently if the 9-11 attacks were handled by the Justice Department rather than the Dept. of War Defense? As a police, rather than military, action? Or if the Supremes hadn't appointed Dubya as Commandant in Chief?
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R), From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 14, 2014
Thank You Texas Teabag Representative Louie Gohmert How does one respond to such disfiguring logic such as that of Louie Gohmert? One can't, really. One can only scratch one's head and marvel at whatever substance is in Texas' drinking water (fracking fluid?) that produces such a bumper crop of half-wits who populate the state's political system.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 16, 2009
Dump. Flush. Repeat. In her televised apology for releasing a report that simply stated the truth, Napolitano noted that the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which bills itself as the nation's largest combat veterans group, defended the report. That reality was, of course, not reported by the slimy bastards who ranted and whined on talk radio about the unfairness of it all.
It's Not Too Late, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2014
No Accounts The soon-to-be-released Senate report on the torture, kidnapping, illegal detention, and interrogation of Afghan citizens and others swept up and delivered to the CIA during the initial stages of Bush's "war on terror" does not even mention the responsibility of the Bush Administration in organizing, ordering, and carrying out these criminal activities.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 21, 2008
Stranger Than Fiction... Well, now we know. Thank goodness, too. For the past seven years it's just been driving me crazy. How in the world did WTC number 7 manage to collapse if it was not hit by anything during the 9/11 attack and no explosives were set deliberately. Sheesh, what a mystery . . .
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 10, 2008
How Does it Feel? I have a question for all those working-class Democrats-especially the ones employed directly or indirectly by the US auto industry-who in the 80s became so-called "Reagan Democrats" and voted Republican for the next 20 years. Gven the attitude being displayed by Senate Republicans where it concerns a rescue plan for your industry, your job, your life, how do you feel now about your abandonment of the Democratic Party?
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Christian Reconstruction Prince -- while significant in the Dominionist Movement -- is simply a small cog in the wheel of U.S. Fascism, a wheel that seems to be unstoppable as it slowly and inexorably turns this country into an asylum managed by right wing Republican sociopaths, Christian killers and corporate thugs who, in a different time, a different place (France mid-1790s) would be summarily executed for their attempts to destroy this Republic.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 29, 2009
How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up, Winston? But, it never happened the way the liars in the Liberal Media have declared. No. Never. Did we "waterboard" a bit? Sure. Did we do it more than once per detainee? Like, repeatedly? Like 183 times in one month to Khalid Sheikh Muhammad? No! Of course not!
President Nixon visited the spill site in March 1969, almost two months after the accident., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Earth Day Redux Here we are, 45 years later and a cynic -- like me -- might ask, "And, what have we accomplished since then?" It's a question an idealist -- like me -- should avoid asking because of the absolute and total co-option of Earth Day by the same corporations now involved in destroying everything. Everything. Completely.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 26, 2009
14 Amendment: R.I.P. Same-sex couples who married several months ago did so legally, but couples seeking the same status today seek an illegal contract--illegal because of religious insanity. In other words, in the brief time after the first Supreme Court ruling on this issue in May 2008 until the religious crazies could get a ballot initiative before the voters last November--a total of six months--same-sex marriage was legal. Now it's not.
O'Brien talks about power while  Winston is being tortured for thought crimes., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Torture The Conservatives insist they were defending America, protecting us from the terrorists who are lurking everywhere, everywhere, everywhere. The conventional wisdom says the torture report will be forgotten or become irrelevant by Election Day 2016. The conventional wisdom is probably correct.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 30, 2015
Death To The Peacemakers!! McCain, himself a war criminal by the definitions decided and accepted at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials after World War II, could not abide the presence of Code Pink, the anti-war group attending the hearing to object to war criminals offering advice to the Senate on legislation that will -- if enacted -- open the door to more war, death, destruction and suffering.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 13, 2009
Spawn But, like her dad, Liz, in addition to being severely detached from reality, is a not-so-crypto-totalitarian. Liz seeks rigid discipline; order; screams; strict rules enforced by ugly stuff perpetrated in dark cells wherein harsh punishments and ancient tortures are delivered with no mercy.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Next One Could Be Yours Eventually, your city, town, church, school, shopping mall or neighborhood (and possibly one of your family members; maybe you) will be added to the gun killings list. Count on it. Bet on it. Why? Because we worship our guns; we are a country of extreme violence.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Indict Them; Prosecute Them The arrogance displayed by Bush Administration officials and their legal advisors where it concerns their contempt, both for the law and those now advocating to bring them to justice, is astonishing. The lack of Congressional interest in this collective criminality is especially alarming.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 30, 2009
It's The End Of The World As We Know it Whew, what a day, right? A president of the U.S. is taking extreme measures to save capitalism (again) and the right-wing moon-bats claw and scream and kick and foam and demand to be left to die penniless and without hope. (Yawn.) Just another day in Crazyville.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 14, 2008
The "Ownership Society" in the final days of this completely corrupt Bush/Republican enterprise, one after another, financial institution after financial institution, all are collapsing, sucked dry, utterly hollowed out, every single asset stolen, and all of it engineered by the most outlaw organization in history.
From Donald Trump  The Celebrity Apprentice, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 28, 2017
Reality TV Trump There's never a shortage of topics these days, eh Truthseekers?
Mitt Romney: Corporations are people, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 30, 2014
Corporations Are People, My Friend The Supreme Court today opened the door to an absolute tornado of coming petitions to block a woman's right to obtain contraception and other female health applications under the Affordable Care Act. This decision to a certain subset of corporations is worse than a joke. This is precedent that will -- is being -- celebrated by Christian Fundamentalists as one more victory on the way to legal female subjugation.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 4, 2009
Tea Bag THIS, Mo-Fo's The Obama administration expects these new laws to raise at least $210 billion over the next 10 years, "to cut taxes for American families, increase incentives for businesses to create jobs in America and reduce the deficit." Yeah. To "cut taxes" for American families, reduce the deficit, etc.; the stuff about which the right-wingers will scream and snort and wave their tea bags wildly in the air, and shriek no! no! no!
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sarah Smile Drooling threats to freedom and sanity such as Beck -- he of the darting eyes -- apparently have convinced Palin, still reeling from her daughter's public confession that she -- the daughter -- and her boyfriend sometimes had sex without a condom (which just might explain the younger Palin's surprise, um, pregnancy), that this week's missile "launch" by North Korea is a dire threat to Alaska.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
Last Call Unemployment benefits will never be extended again, job-creation programs will be defunded, homeowner-protection programs will be closed. Expect a tidal wave of middle-class homeless to set up tent-villages and take up residence in their cars.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Uncle Charlie Interview He is vetted by the Christo-Freaks. "Amen," they agree. "Uncle Charlie will do." They hand him the list of questions. The lights dim in the studio specially designed for lipstick-pig woman's Big Moment. There is a rustling sound. In the distance, a dog barks.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Is Jesse Helms in Hell? Ol' Jesse was a real godly man, a Christian till the Lord called him home. In fact, what you want to bet that right now ol' Jesse and The Lord aren't sitting around up there in Heaven having a good old-fashioned roll-your-own like they did before tailor-mades came out?
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Senator Ted Kennedy Why the tears? I don't know. Perhaps the announcement was simply another reminder of the scope of the tragedy that has been the Kennedy Family -- a monumental Shakespearean tragedy, far beyond what any family should be fated to endure.
Christians will know..., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 12, 2015
More -- We Want More! Today's United States Air Force is shockingly riddled with calculated, deliberate and willful ignorance as to what its actual mission is...the constant, strident attempts by airmen to 'free range' proselytize the exclusivist dominance of the evangelical Christian fundamentalist faith.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 18, 2008
Brain Damage Seriously, is Sarah Palin still McCrazy's running mate? What's it gonna take to get this freakish church lady's staccato gibberish out of everyone's ears? I'm waiting for that melt-down moment - that I hope will come during her VP "debate" with Biden - when her arms shoot straight up in the air, her eyes roll back in their sockets, her head starts to bob, and she starts shrieking in tongues.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Incoming!! The threat is here; it speaks American English; it's Caucasian and mostly pot-bellied male; it dresses in Nazi-style drag and says "Seig Heil" a lot; some of it infests talk radio and television; it's cheerleaders include Boortz, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Bill O'Reilly, and a whole sub-basement full of smelly, lesser right-wing cowards and squealers.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Advice from . . . whom? maybe it's time to stop with the kissy-face, make-nice, we're all in this together routine and realize your true enemy -- the force that wants to end your presidency, along with the American middle class, and the country itself. We're not all in this together. There is a serious enemy that skitters across the floors at night. That enemy is . . . Republicans.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Kill Them...Kill Them All It just goes on and on, doesn't it? The tales of absolute horror slowly leaking out; Dick Cheney continuing his "Goddamit, I'm Innocent Tour - 2009″; the Democratic Party leadership in the House, the Senate and the White House utterly refusing to order an inquiry, a hearing, an investigation. So, where do you suppose it'll all end?
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 18, 2008
In The Beginning . . . Obama has selected to give the Inaugural invocation a homophobic, anti-female, Rapture-Ready, mega-church pastor who believes that six thousand years ago, after GOD had created just about everything, a talking snake seduced Eve's mind and the result of that seduction had a profound influence on the course of human history and released evil into the world.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Look! It's Me! Look! Please! To a very large, extent the general public has become a fearful herd of mooing bovines, moved this way then that way by whatever barking Republican is handed a mic or is steered toward a camera. Is there any topic, any attitude, any idea, any anything that a right wing Republican can't saturate with fear and then use to turn the cowardly Mister or Missus Television-Watching America into a vibrating mass of onrushing panic?
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2009
Cheney Agonistes Hey, Dick...Pick up today's Times and read the whole piece. Do a google search using your name and the word "torture" and see what you get. Look, Dick, we all have our dark little secrets and perverse types of, um, entertainment. But, for most of us, those dark pleasures don't result in mega-death, war, and screaming human beings.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 29, 2009
Bipartisanship The House vote tally yesterday was 244 to 188 in favor of Barack Obama's plan to save an economy (and a country) that Bush and the Republicans have nearly destroyed. Every single Republican voted against the legislation. Eleven Democrats decided to join the swine who want to see the country sink further into the economic morass that is the real legacy of George W. Bush.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 14, 2009
There's a Word For This: It's 'Evil' The authorized harsh interrogation in April and May of 2002 -- well before the Justice Department had rendered any legal opinion -- had as its principal priority an attempt to force the confession of a link between Iraq and al-Qa'ida. It was not an attempt to obtain intelligence that would uncover the plans for some sort of terror attack against the U.S.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Nukes and Missiles and Bombs, Oh My! No matter the man-made global horror--war, torture prisons, nuclear weapons proliferation, mega-death--the ruling elite will make trillions. The soldiers' lives ended, the blood spilled, the civilians blown into red mist, the psychological destruction carried home by combat-weary men and women, none of it matters to the business and government elite who are the benefactors of all this fear and death and destruction.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I Don't Remember... One of the thugs giving testimony was former Pentagon General Counsel William Haynes, who retired in April after his nomination to the federal judiciary went nowhere. In front of the Senate panel he pled ignorance. "No sir, I don't remember it at the time," he said when asked if he had received a memo authorizing the illegal "enhanced interrogation" [torture] techniques.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 30, 2008
Prime Directive The Prime Directive of the Thunderous Killing Machine is to get the oil. Just get the oil. Smash anything and everything that impedes or delays or attempts to prevent that directive. When Corporate America builds a Killing Machine such as the one murdering not just Iraq, but also the U.S. Constitution, this country's honor, and the rule of law, everything is incidental to the Prime Directive: Get The Oil!
No Justice For Eric Garner. No indictment for NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 8, 2014
Flawed by Design The percentage of non-whites that now account for the largest proportion of those in jail or prison -- a prison system that has the greatest number of its citizens locked down compared to any other country on earth? What is failing? Perhaps nothing is failing. Maybe this is how the American justice system was designed to operate.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Avoidance and Denial Fear of nationalizing this country's banking system is a good example of the sort of hesitancy that could result in the complete unraveling of our economy, leaving us in a near-dead, "third world" state from which it will take generations to recover -- if recovery is possible at all.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 26, 2009
Death Wish The usual collection of Republicans Who Truly Don't Like Americans are assembled once again, this time to do as much damage as they can to Obama's plan to rescue the economy from George W. Bush's eight years of violence and neglect. Republicans - as the Pigman so aptly put it on his radio program - really do want to see Barack Obama (and the nation) fail.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Stop the Queers! The National Homophobes (no, it's not a sports team) are clawing at the scenery in great anticipation of their move to undo the recent ruling by the California Supreme Court. That ruling said simply that the equal protection clause of the state's constitution means just that and that gays, just like non-gays, can get married.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2009
Vortex Dreams? For mothers, dreams die when the son (and now daughters, too) die. Or they crumble into dust when the child returns from a horrific time in combat with arms blown off, heads caved in, souls eaten away, minds completely blown.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 22, 2008
The Winter Solstice We have given the darkness its due, we've watched it leach the light from our lives for as long as we had to; now the long night is over, we can tentatively bring our own lights back from hiding, and let the new days begin.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 5, 2008
High Crimes and Misdemeanors Don't you think it's time, Ms. Speaker, for you to get the hell out of the way and allow the U.S. Constitution to function as the Framers intended? If you insist on ignoring your oath of office, so be it. But why not let the investigation - the equivalent to a criminal court preliminary hearing - begin? Or is there something in the impeachment testimony that might link you as a co-conspirator?
Frederick Douglass, circa 1879, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 3, 2014
Freedom! Freedom! There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour. America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Hunger in the U.S. -- November 2008 An estimated 40,000 people converged on a Colorado farm to collect free food. The farm owners had expected between 5,000-10,000 people, but found themselves inundated with fars and people with sacks and wagons and barrels ready to harvest whatever was available.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 30, 2008
Flop Sweat The Old Pimp is losing in Florida, right? His poll numbers are tanking faster than you can say "hanging chad," right? And...and...there are lots of Jewish voters in Florida, right? Well, then, they can be fooled again, right?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 24, 2008
Mike Malloy: Repetition and Irritation what better gift to the Democrats this election season than T. Boone's TV ad? Republicans running for office across the country must be peeing their pants every time it plays. One of the centerpieces of a typical fear-saturated Republican political campaign is the lie that all we gotta do is, well, dig more holes. And up will bubble more oil.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Insanity Do we have to experience a national catastrophe so profound it will make the iconic Great Depression seem like an historic blip on the global economic continuum? Apparently, we do. And the crashing of the U.S. economy we are now both witnessing and being absorbed by will viciously accommodate.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Miss Universe She had a loooot of fun. Shouldn't that be lotttt instead of loooot? Anyway, that's how Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza, began her report on the really groovy time she had visiting our very own torture facility. The men in the torture cells probably will have memories of Guantanamo Bay, too. Um, maybe scars? - physical and emotional?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We Are Pirates and We Ate Way Too Much Iboga You hijacked a US merchant vessel that does regular business with the US Defense Department? You are holding the ship's captain hostage? Are you this determined to die a fiery death? Give it up, pirates. Release the captain. Admit a terrible mistake and back out of the room. Quickly. You will lose this game of high-seas grab-ass.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Shame Lakhdar Boumediene, tells Dan Rather during an interview on the cable channel HDNet about his recent torture -- among other horrific procedures his being force-fed through a nasal tube for over two years while he was trying to maintain a hunger strike in protest of his treatment. Boumediene's story was the focus of a recent New York Times article in which he describes his seven years in the U.S. torture compound.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Hide Them! Graham insists, "We're not going to do any more business in the Senate. Nothing's going forward until we get this right." By "get this right" he means, of course, bury this evidence, hide it, eliminate it, tell no one we are guilty of these atrocities, if it's hidden no one will ever know, so quick, hide it! And, until it is safely hidden, the business of government will halt. Full stop. We must hide the evidence!
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 11, 2016
Blow Your Head A word not often used in politics is: inevitable. However some Republican voters are now using it to describe a Trump victory in the primaries as well as in the general election this November. And, these are not -- emphatically not -- Trump supporters. They could be described as conservative, Republican, evangelical, or any combination of those terms.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2009
Republicans = Death Therein lies the Republican resistance -- pandemic preparation (is) essential to any responsible plan for renewing the U.S. economy. Republicans do not want the economy renewed. Renewal would mean Obama has succeeded. Republicans would rather see disease, disaster, chaos, death, panic . . . anything, so long as Obama does not succeed.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Los Federales Our very own War Criminal is correct. For the U.S. to join the Court in the age of the Bush Crime Family is completely, incontrovertibly "off the table" as Nancy Pelosi would say in a different context. The crimes against humanity committed by the Bush Regime are well-documented. The record is there, over which future historians will puzzle and scratch their heads in amazement.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 1, 2008
Plus a change, plus c'est la mme chose We - millions of us - must have misunderstood. During the Democratic primaries and the general election just past, I could've sworn I heard Barack Obama talking about - insisting upon - change. At least, I thought that's what I heard.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 25, 2008
Lord of the Credit Cards there's so much more about Senator Biden's legislative efforts that brings smiles to the faces of the Blessed Corporate Overlords who have funded so much of the Democratic Party, who have written check after check, sometimes even more (gasp!) than to Republicans, who now can relax, don't worry, it's been handled, all is okay, we're home free, Bush is on the way out, the new "Bush" is in the wings.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 31, 2009
Death. As a ceremony. Ted Kennedy's life was extraordinary -- filled with both flaws and strengths. His death closes yet another door that might have led to what the Framers saw as a possibility and what the newly emerging Fascists see as an obstacle: the hope of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 9, 2008
BOOM! The AP reports Rod was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti. If there were no bidders or the jack offered was not high enough ol' Rod considered appointing himself. "If they're not going to offer me anything of value I might as well take it."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Dispatches From The Asylum: They're Loose!!!! We want more tax breaks for the super-wealthy! We want less income for us! We want more home foreclosures! More bankruptcies! More cars repossessed! We don't want Obama interfering with the glories of Free Market Capitalism -- the pro-God, anti-gay, anti-abortion economic system that was given to us by the Almighty himself!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 3, 2008
GLORY! The Senate Democrats find themselves yet again cowering in the corner, whimpering, sucking their thumbs, acting like abused children or battered spouses because Democratic challenger Jim Martin was defeated by the incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss. (Oh, help us, someone! Please! The Republicans are going to HURT us. Again.)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 25, 2008
Demons. Devils. Republicans. Oh, My... When Palin's asked to consider a nuclear attack on Russia after having risen to the presidency because face cancer ate McCrazy's head -- is that when Palin screeches out the names of demons? Babbles for Jesus' protection? Spins in circles while thunder and vile odors and otherworldly screams roll and reverberate through the White House?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 30, 2009
As a Man Soweth... The missing question in the Pew study was this one: "In addition to being a church-goer who believes in torture, what is your favorite 24-hour news channel?" If you just answered Fox, you win a front-row pew at the next Communion Service at the nearest 20-thousand member evangelical mega-church.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 12, 2009
Exit Laughing So are we to be left no accountability for the crimes committed repeatedly, relentlessly, arrogantly over an eight-year period? Will there not even be a "truth commission" of some sort modeled perhaps on that used by South Africa following the end of apartheid? Is the fear that such a commission might be forced, after taking testimony and hearing witnesses, to recommend legal action by the Obama Justice Department?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2012
Burial The tragedy spread like a dark bloodstain from the first-grade classroom of dead children to families to the keepers of law and order to the state authorities to the politicians to the president. Shock. Horror. Words. Endless words. Endless. This was not the first, nor the last slaughter of innocents. It was only the next.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 21, 2009
Dominus Vobiscum According to The New York Times the report states tens of thousands of Irish children were sexually, physically and emotionally abused by nuns, priests and others over 60 years in a network of church-run residential schools meant to care for the poor, the vulnerable and the unwanted.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 7, 2009
Poison the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security released a report--coordinated with the FBI--that examined the potential threats from right-wing extremist groups where it concerns domestic, homegrown terrorism. At some point normal Americans, regardless of their political alignment, must realize and end the madness and poison right-wing radio and television injects daily into this tired society.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Crash... So, the lost souls call themselves "PUMAs" which, I've learned, means "Party Unity My Ass." Wow. That's really cool. Has such a Middle School, pre-teen flavor to it. "Two bits, Four bits, Six bits, a Dollar! All for Hillary, Stand up and Holler!" Ya-aaaaaay! (Shriek! Shriek! Scream! Scream! Jump up and down! Sob! Pull your hair!)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 28, 2008
Fly-Fishing Lessons Cheney's staff insisted sick vets be locked down(!)for two hours before Cheney's arrival and not be allowed to leave until he'd finished talking. No exceptions. Not even a bathroom break. According to the Daily News, "Many of the vets are elderly and left pieces of themselves on foreign battlefields, and others were crippled by recent service. For health reasons, many can't be stuck in a room for hours."
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Teacher Today is the birth anniversary of Malcolm X. He was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925. Were he alive today he would be 84 years old. Among many items of truth, he said...If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything... and...I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 22, 2009
Terrorism Sir Gerald Kaufman is a Jewish Member of the British Parliament. He said the claim that many of the Palestinian victims were militants "was the reply of the Nazi" and added: "I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 6, 2008
August... It's not difficult for me to imagine another early August morning 63 years ago; to invent another cute little four-year-old girl working in the garden with her mother or grandmother. Instead of north Georgia, however, this imaginary little girl is digging holes in the ground and spreading mulch around azalea bushes in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest island in the archipelago that is the nation of Japan.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Three Blind Mice Congress is considering a bail-out? $25 billion? Where were these "lawmakers" when the auto executives were intimidating them into believing simple mileage increases or catalytic converters or safety modifications or anything reasonable or sensible added to the design of Detroit's gas-eating behemoths would somehow sink the entire industry. What sort of hearings were held then?
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Victory...? Those two decisions today seemed to restore just a bit of sanity to a Court that is owned and operated by the same insanity that determined corporations are "people" with the same rights (and none of the obligations) enjoyed by real people -- citizens; people; warm-blooded mammals who walk upright.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 15, 2009
Freedom! After six years in prison (for what? convicted by whom? defended by whom? guaranteed what rights?)American officials concluded that the men should not be considered enemy combatants and an American court ordered their release. But, Cheney insisted! Cheney warned! Cheney demanded they be kept locked up! Forever!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The Gruesome Twosome (Cont'd...) He's a sick joke. She's a religious freak. Together, they clearly identify the Republican Party.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 28, 2009
Perros Que Come Estircol Is it possible that right-wing Republicans (meaning: all of them) can dive any deeper into the political gutter? Into the swirling sewer of their own stupidity and willful ignorance? The latest -- e pluribus unum -- is their disgusting attack on Federal Appeals Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 29, 2009
Gosh, It's Good To Be Back It's not that I leave the planet when I take a week off; it just seems that way. No newspapers or TV, unless, of course, we hear through the beach grapevine that, once again, a Republican "family values" freak has got caught with his wee-wee pinched in the zipper of a dress not belonging to his wife. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Peace On Earth Happy Holidays: Winter Solstice; Hanukkah; Christmas. Each celebrates peace, light, love. Would that we could join the celebrations . . .
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2008
"You Have My Number..." How did they do it? How did the Bush Crime Family (BCF) so easily assemble such a collection of amoral, neo-con apparatchiks so willing to subvert the U.S. Constitution and so eager to operate - as they have demonstrated again and again during these horrific Bush/Cheney years - with such complete contempt for the law; any law?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Rhymes With Rogue There's not enough drama in DC politics already. We need Sarah to whip up her fans into a foaming tea-spewing frenzy and pepper her Facebook page with demands that Rahm be fired for (allegedly) saying Senate liberals are "f'ing retarded," because that is somehow a direct reference/insult to her special needs son, Trigger.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 21, 2008
Blockbuster After seven plus years of this phony and corrupt Bush regime, I am, as are millions of people across the planet, saturated and numbed with the perversity of their actions, in addition to being simply tired of it all. Hannah Arendt was, of course, correct. There is an element of banality infused in the persona of every person who has ever opted for acts of pure evil.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 23, 2008
A few emails regarding the death of George Carlin Me? I'll miss him. I'll miss knowing he's here, on the planet. I'll miss his humor, his pissed-off, ironic view of everything, his refusal to be sucked into the vortex. I'm not even going to attempt a remembrance piece. He would look at me cockeyed and ask why are you doing that?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Mike Malloy: At Work in the Fields of the Lord On March 26, 2007, Goodling canceled her upcoming appearance at a Congressional hearing, citing her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. In its history, no Department of Justice employee has ever exercised his/her Fifth Amendment rights with respect to official conduct, and remained an employee.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 26, 2008
Torture R Us (Almost) President Chucklenuts says the United States does not torture. But the CIA has admitted using waterboarding, (near-drowning) and a recent Justice Department probe cited cases of "short shackling" and other physical techniques like hanging, rape, beatings and death. To Chucklenuts that's not torture, that's fraternity hazing.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tiananmen To the students, workers, and intellectuals who died that June night in Tiananmen Square, I swear I will never forget the honor, courage, and, yes, poetry you offered the whole world. Your actions might have been, could have been, the spark that ignited the goddess's torch, a spark that would have spread across the planet. But, the spark was just that -- a soft glow on a warm June night that died in a cascade of gunfire.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 31, 2008
Republican Slime McCain, working willingly with the same Republican filth that engineered Bush's twin thefts of the presidency over two superior candidates, Al Gore and John Kerry, now finds himself where he is most comfortable–in the political gutter. His handlers understand his campaign for president is going nowhere. The country is not in the mood for another half-witted Repub thug who will continue on the course to national destruction.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Closin' Time Remember this? Senator Clinton in a news conference the day Senator Obama won the Wyoming caucuses last March - "Senator McCain will bring a lifetime of experience to the campaign. I will bring a lifetime of experience, and Senator Obama will bring a speech that he gave in 2002..."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 4, 2008
China, Bound President Chucklenuts is off to Asia to visit a handful of countries - including China on the opening day of the Olympics - as he spends the next seven days pissing off heads of state, embarrassing career U.S. embassy staffs, making goofy remarks at inopportune times, and demonstrating yet again the utter stupidity that the rest of the civilized world is convinced must be rampant in the U.S.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Contempt The contempt arises from two primary sources: First, the cowardice displayed by every single operative in the Bush Crime Family where it concerns combat in the wars they force on innocent civilian populations. Do any of these Conservative scum join in the chaos they have created? Do any of their media sycophants? Their offspring?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Malloy: Coup de Foudre Will the Israelis and the Palestinians - at the sight of the Mighty Obama striding across the HOLY LAND - fall into each other's arms and shriek their mutual love and forgiveness and lower their eyes and whisper their shame at the way they've all been behaving for the past six goddam DECADES???? Huh? Will that happen?
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 10, 2008
An Apology This morning it was all over the front pages of those two Newspapers Of Record, The New York Times and The Washington Post. News stories. Opinion pieces. Timelines of crimes committed by these corrupt Bush Administration bastards. Ah, it was glorious. For the first time in my life I was proud, proud I tell you, to be an American. Justice would prevail. The nation would adhere to its founding document. Honor would be restored.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 12, 2008
Not Dead Yet Just when it becomes easy to believe the United States has truly become enmeshed, trapped, immobilized, in George W. Bush's brand of corporate controlled Fascism, the Supreme Court rules as it did today. Maybe there is hope for our abused and battered nation.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 16, 2008
Father's Day The questions are endless and work back, eventually (always) to slavery and the Middle Passage and the denial of humanity, and no right to define one's own sovereignty, and no hope for freedom, and no continuity of family, and no generational memory of home. These are among the reasons there are missing fathers and disintegrating familes.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Wrong. Terribly Wrong... McNamara's true legacy is to be found in American men now in their 60s who still carry the with them the memories of the war crimes perpetrated against yet another innocent country the United States decided to invade and destroy.

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