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Ed Martin is an ordinary person who is recovering from being badly over-educated. Born in the middle of the Great Depression, he is not affiliated with nor a member of any political, social or religious organization. He is especially interested in the phenomenon of those who view the glaringly obvious with total incomprehension, in other words, out political, social and religious leaders.
SHARE Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Conyers' year of tolerating contempt
A year ago, July 12, 2007, John Conyers issued subpoenas for Harriet Miers and Joshus Bolten to appear before his House Judiciary Committee as witnesses. They, contemptuously, have never appeared. Now, a year later, Conyers is tolerating the contempt of Karl Rove for the same failure to appear by considering his "options."
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, June 22, 2007 The twelve powers of a President.
Our current excuse for a President and all those running for his job have no idea of what a President is, due to their lack of knowledge about the constitutional limit to the President's power.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Textbook descriptions of George Bush reveal psychopathy, and much worse.
The research of Dr. Hervey Cleckley and Dr. Robert Hare exploring the personality and character traits of psychopaths, when applied to George Bush, shows that Bush fits exactly the profile they developed for the psychopath. Demographics show that Republicanism is much worse than psychopathy.
(11 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 19, 2010 The worst is yet to come; foreclosure fraud is the banksters' least problem
There's an overlooked requirement of contract law that is the real problem for the banksters, and they don't appear to be aware of it. If the requirements of contract law were met it would make every original mortgage note that a bank sold to another bank invalid, unenforceable and uncollectable immediately upon sale.
SHARE Monday, May 12, 2008 May this house be safe from tigers
I have an engraved sign on my mantle I had made that says, "May this house be safe from tigers." Its message is the operating principle of the political and religious leaders of the world. Three examples of that principle in operation are George Bush and the preachers Hagee and Wright. It works as well for me as it does for them. I've never been bothered by tigers and they've never been bothered by ethics, morals or doubt.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 17, 2009 The Heart of Hypocrisy, Tarrant County, Texas
Tarrant County, Texas is number three on the list of the nation's counties that get the most federal money. From listening to the Republicans who run it, it's number one on the hypocrisy list.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, August 28, 2009 The Rise of the Barbarians
Someone was asked what would they tell Obama is the greatest threat to the United States. The answer was the Afghanistan war and terrorism. Neither one is even close. Obama is standing right in the middle of the greatest threat to the United States, looking at it every day. That threat is the cult of Republicanism.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 21, 2011 When the worst is the best; why Rick Perry is the best Republican candidate
The Republicans are having a hard time coming up with a candidate for President. The candidates who have announced have the shared flaw of not having hit all of the points required to fulfill Republican ideology. If they'll just dig a little deeper, all the way to the bottom of the barrel, they'll find what they're looking for - Rick Perry.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Mistaking the symptom for the disease
Cristine O'Donnell, Sharon Angle, Michele Bachmann are just three examples of the pustules on the posterior of our country. These pustulant eruptions are only the symptoms of a disease affecting most of the population.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 27, 2011 An answer to Rob Kall's question
Rob Kall asked an incisive question. Why are about 100 million Americans allowing themselves to be screwed over by the powers that be? I asked God about that and got an equivocal answer.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 22, 2008 What it takes to be president
Leonard Pitts wrote an article in the Miami Herald with the same title I've used for this article. It turns out that all it takes to be president is the ability to read at the 11th grad vocabulary level.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, July 9, 2010 Do not go gentle into that Republican night
With apologies to Dylan Thomas, question for you. Are we going to let out country become Glenn Beck's abomination of a corporate theocracy, ruled by lying hypocrites, the Republicans?
(38 comments) SHARE Friday, November 16, 2007 Bush is trying to set up OpEdNews as a "terrorist recruiter."
An article here on OpEdNews on Nov. 14 by Barbara Peterson warns of how Homeland Security is trying to falsely protray web sites that publish articles questioning the events of 9/11 as terrorist recruiters. Her article didn't get the attention it deserves.
(11 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 5, 2008 Rush Limbaugh confesses he has no confidence in his beliefs
Rush Limbaugh says that he will not give up until every American agrees with him. He's known all along that his hard-right, conservative ideology is not founded on the truth, the facts, logic, reason or evidence. His fear is that of all ideologues, that just one dissent containing truth, reason and evidence will expose him and destroy his whole foundationless empire of unreason.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, September 1, 2008 Republicans say Palin passes the Goodling Test
Here we go, again. Republican pundits are just tickled pink that Sarah Palin has the only qualification needed to be the next Vice President. She has passed the Goodling Test.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 12, 2010 There are no liberals
An article here on OEN by Rob Kall points out the White House elite's disdain for what they call the "professional left." We are mistaken to let the White House, the conservatives or the Republicans define us.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, July 19, 2010 It's my Party and I'll lie if I want to
That's the Republican Party doing the talking, there. In a decision by a Republican judge appointed by Republican George Bush, the judge has sanctioned lying as perfectly acceptable behavior.
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 19, 2009 Hayden and Mukasey Admit to Conspiracy to Torture
Michael Hayden and Michael Mukasey, the former, we are thankful for that, Director of the CIA and Attorney General, come right out and admit that they go along with and approve of torture that violates United States law.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 14, 2010 Getting a Congress that represents us
Consider the question: Can someone who makes $174,000 a year be representative of you? Even if they're not, can they be a representative for you? The answer is no, but there's a way to get representatives of and for us in Congress.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 3, 2008 God says that Palin thinks He's George Bush
God stops by for coffee, occasionally, on His way to work. This morning we got to talking about the claims of Sarah Palin and Ed Kalnins, the pastor of her long time church. God said He'd never heard of any of these people.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 25, 2007 Placing George Bush on the ten worst presidents list is a mistake
Saying that George Bush is the number one worst president, ever, gives him way too much credit. It implies that he is, somehow, presidential, which he has demonstrated he is not. It elevates him to a category he does not deserve by comparing him to others who actually were presidents.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 8, 2009 US government document says Bybee and Yoo must go to jail
Doing a little research, I came across a US government document that says specifically that because the content of their torture memos endeavors to persuade other persons to engage in such conduct, they must go to jail. It says that absolutely, unequivocally and without doubt.
SHARE Monday, October 6, 2008 When trickle down became bailout became flood up
I was born and grew up on a farm with an outhouse. I know what trickles down. I've seen it and smelled it. I've also seen a lot of horseshit, and I can smell and recognize it when I see it. We've been told that trickle down economics is good for us. Turns out that trickle down was just a way to hold us off until Bush and his Republican corporate cronies could turn trickle down into flood up.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Obama's debt deal is even worse than we thought
Nothing in this debt deal Obama made with the Republicans is what it looks like on the surface. A little analysis shows that both Obama and the Republicans completely misread each other.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 4, 2007 Ben Bernanke's solution for the financial crisis.
An article from the Associated Press about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's latest antics gives us some insight into the home-mortgage financial crisis, even though his solution is counter-intuitive.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 19, 2009 Republican Lawyers Offer Proof that George Bush is a War Criminal
In a February 17 article in the Washington Post, David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey flat out make the case that George Bush is a war criminal without even realizing it. They thought they were only referring to President Obama, but what they say applies equally to George Bush.
(29 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 5, 2008 Are you tired of being called "liberal" by Republicans when they mean "sonofabitch"?
Rob Kall published a GOP diatribe here on June 4, where the Republicans say that liberals elected Obama. As Dick Cheney so eloquently put it, "So?" Rob presciently predicts that, "The GOP will be calling him liberal and vilifying his supporters." How come it is that Republicans equate the word "liberal" with the most vile obscenities, but liberals refrain from attaching that connotation to the word, "conservative"?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 10, 2008 If we're smarter than the Republicans, why aren't we as good at lying as they are?
John McCain knows something that Obama doesn't. He knows that the majority of voters are of the Limbaugh proletariat and if he can lie his way into making them believe that he shares their shallowness, he'll get the majority of the vote. Stands to reason. He's presenting himself and Palin like parking lot puddles, small and shallow, just what Limbaugh voters can identify with.
SHARE Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Republican history does repeat, and rhymes, and echoes
Mark Twain said that history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. He died in 1910, without the experience of the Great Depression and the Great Recession repeat performances of the Republicans. They're repeating now the same things they said then.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, August 22, 2008 Really, McCain is NOT a drooling, bumbling idiot. Yet.
Note to the Obama campaign: How about applying a little logic to the futile attempts by the McCain campaign to excuse the fact that though McCain is not a drooling, bumbling, catatonic idiot, he's well on his way.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 7, 2008 Impeachment Desuetude Will Foster Presidential Crimes
There's more than just the reason that George Bush is a despicable criminal to prosecute him for his crimes. It's the "Use it or lose it" principle. It's the legal doctrine of desuetude, where the non-use of a law renders it invalid. It says that if we don't prosecute Bush in a timely manner, the laws against his crimes no longer apply, and he gets away with it. And future presidents will, too.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 22, 2008 More than a Liberal
Thanks to Margaret Bassett for posting an article by Michael Lind, Is it OK to be liberal again, instead of Progressive? That brings up other questions, are we actually either one, and can a single label of any kind accurately describe who we are?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 6, 2008 The problem is not the qualifications of the candidate, it's the qualifications of the voter
George Bush didn't get to be president all by himself. He had a little help, from 62 million voters, grossly incompetent voters. It is self evident that the people who voted for the most unqualified, ill-equipped man to be president, George Bush, not only once, but twice in a row, and are going to the polls again, are by definition also as unqualified and ill-equipped as he is.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, June 1, 2007 Do we really have a democracy?
From looking at the evidence, we no longer have a democracy...
I will not allow a Republican in my presence. When confronted with lying, spinning Republicans who support Bush's crimes, I naturally become livid with rage and go into a bug-eyed, purple-faced, spit-spattering, screaming fit, pounding on the table and yelling and hollering until they're out of sight.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 9, 2008 The Palin Catalyst
Take equal parts of superstition, fear and ignorance, throw in the catalyst of a nominee for Vice President who is already the single, perfect combination of those ingredients and the reaction produces the enthusiasm for the reversion to case-hardened, hermetically sealed mindlessness that is the driving force that is at the bottom of the hard-right, fundamentalist, religion obsessed fanaticism of the McCain/Palin supporters.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 30, 2008 Did you know that Jonah Goldberg's and Obama's skin color are different?
Jonah Goldberg has an October, 29 article that starts right off with the first words of the blatantly racist title, "Skin color is all that's new about Obama." Well, Goldberg's skin color is just as new as Obama's. And, Obama had no more to do with his skin color than Goldberg did with his own skin color. So, why is Obama's skin color an issue for Goldberg? And, why does Goldberg write an article with so many mistakes?
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 27, 2008 A three in three chance for another Bush
At the very heart of the matter and the cause of our country's failure with George Bush and his Iraq war is the fact that he illegally assumed the position of commander in chief and his power to declare war. Both assumptions are unconstitutional. All three candidates are doing exactly the same thing George Bush did, and they're not even president, yet.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 1, 2007 Contempt of Congress.
John Conyers sent me an email explaining how important it is for the House of Representatives to cite the White House with a contempt of Congress resolution. Conyers is unaware that, even if he could, which is doubtful, passing a contempt resolution has exactly the same effect as doing nothing at all.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 15, 2008 Was the God of the ancients a computer?
If you look at the way the people of a few thousand years ago interacted with their God, the similarity to interacting with a computer is inescabable.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 25, 2008 We've met the enemy and he is a Republican
The United States has been attacked and brought to ruination far more effectively than any foreign enemy could ever have hoped for. One of the leaders of the attack, Alan Greenspan, has acknowledged the success of his attack and at the same time has only said that he was wrong in how he went about it. His weapon against the United States was Republican, conservative, free market ideology.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, January 21, 2008 The origin of the phenomenon of Conservatism/libertarianism.
Rob Kall's article, Bio-Politics; Nature vs Globalism, Conservatism and Libertarianism, makes the point that biological organisms live in an interconnected, interdependent world, and, asks if there are any laws of nature or biology we can think of, presumably to account for the inhuman phenomenon of Conservatism/libertarism. There is a law of nature that accounts for this. Its a genetic throwback called deviancy.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 4, 2008 The interests of justice require that we postpone the 2008 election
The interests of justice require that we impeach, remove from office, indict, charge, try, convict and hang George Bush and Dick Cheney for their crimes while they are in office. They must be made to suffer the humiliation of being removed from office and hung, according to law. Six months ain't gonna do it.
SHARE Monday, December 14, 2009 John Boehner, the Man with the Plan
The December 11 Washington Post has an article by John Boehner titled, "A better plan for jobs." I defy anyone, Boehner included, to read through the article and find anything that even remotely resembles a plan. It's just another re-hash of failed Republican ideology.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 26, 2008 Five years too late, Congress remembers the Constitution.
Do you remember this headline from March of 2003? Bush Plan for Iraq Would Be a First. No OK From Congress Seen; Constitutional Issues Raised. No? Don't remember that? That's because its dated Friday, January 25, 2008, from the Boston Globe.
SHARE Sunday, September 21, 2008 Hold off on the schadenfreude, we're the ones who are about to get screwed.
Rob Kall correctly points out that the story presented by the Bush administration for the justification for the bailout of the financial institutions is the same as the hoopla, spin and lies presented for the WMD story about Iraq. Not much to it, it's wrong and it comes from the same congenital liars as before, things that we knew then weren't true, and we know now aren't true.
(16 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 29, 2007 Veto Bush's Veto
The Democrats in Congress have an opportunity to turn the tables on George Bush and veto his veto.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 27, 2007 From Nazism to Neo-cons to Bushism
Nazism has not only survived but has flourished in the Neo-con think tanks. Brought directly to the United States from the glory days of Nazism in Germany by a student of the Nazi philosophers. A quite revolution has taken place, encouraged by the media. Bushism/Nazism has taken hold of our government and is gaining strength with the defiant, mindless support of Bush by about one-fourth of the population.
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Will it be Al Gore or a Republican?
Should Al Gore be our next President, or is it likely to be a Republican? The answer to the first is: no. The answer to the second is: yes.
(43 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 24, 2008 The false ideology that caused our financial failure
The title of an article by Lew Rockwell at LewRockwell.com, "The Greatness of the Market in a Crisis," contains the logical contradiction that disproves the title's claim and the premise of the article. The title ignores the glaringly obvious fact that if the market is so great, it wouldn't have created the crisis in the first place.
SHARE Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Writ of Mandamus
This is the text of a petition for a writ of mandamus directed to George Bush, requiring him to end his war on Iraq. It will be in the mail on 14 Feb 08. It is a legal petition to the court with jurisdiction for a legal writ requiring George Bush to perform his duty as a public servant.
SHARE Thursday, April 28, 2011 A Bookstore Epiphany
In an article here on OpEdNews, Robert S. Becker makes a very good point with the title: Needed: A Disruptive Donald On the Left. He's right, we need one, but there's a reason why we won't get one.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 28, 2008 We need to nail the Constitution to the desk in the Oval Office
When you get a new toy, an appliance, a computer, any complicated device, you usually get a set of instructions on how to operate it. The Constitution is the operating instructions for the United States. The President, being the executive officer of our nation, needs to have those instructions hand to know what he can do and especially what he can't do, since operating a complex device incorrectly leads to disaster.
SHARE Thursday, April 30, 2009 The Specter of Opportunism and Expediency
Specter: a haunting or disturbing image or prospect. Arlen Specter's Republicanism couldn't be more in evidence. He's using the standard Republican tactics of expediency and opportunism by saying he wants to now, after all these years, be a Democrat.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Obama's perceived inexperience is his best qualification.
Obama isn't any more inexperienced at being president than anyone who has ever been president. Since no one who has been president had ever been president before, Obama's experience at being president is exactly the same as theirs. He's never been president, either.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Geithner and Others are Dumping a Load of Bullcrap on Us
Dissecting the terminology that financial wizards such as Geithner and others are using to sell us on their efforts to rescue their buddies in the financial industry shows that they're still, even now, after the lessons learned from the Bush administration, phrasing it in terms that are designed to obscure the truth.
(15 comments) SHARE Friday, May 30, 2008 How do you like having your intelligence insulted by Scott McClellan?
I'm so goddam mad I could bite a nail in two. Scott McClellan's belated epiphany about the manipulation and distortion of the truth and the outright lies about the reasons for Bush's Iraq war is an insult to the intelligence of those who read and write for OEN. Scotty, in his ignorance of the fact that we knew all the while everything that he has just now figured out, presumes to preach to us about what we alrady knew.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, November 12, 2007 George Bush is the best Republican of all time
George Bush is the ultimate example of Republicanism. Just look at what he has accomplished by applying Republican ideology. Some of the information from an article in Vanity Fair by Joseph E. Stiglitz proves it.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 5, 2008 A Dyslogy for Buckley
William F. Buckley had even the liberals fooled with his wit, charm and erudition. But, not all of us. Some of us saw through the facade.
SHARE Monday, June 25, 2007 The fictional Judge Scalia
Judge Scalia confirms what we've always known. Republican ideology is based on hard and fast rules that are based on fiction.
SHARE Monday, June 2, 2008 Is Scotty's book another false flag operation?
The White House had a month to look over Scotty's book about Bush's transgressions and let it go forward. They saw no threat there, and, saw an opportunity. Scotty's book has created a quite different effect than presumed. An effect so obvious no one has noticed it. It's an effect expressed by Oscar Wilde: "There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, July 14, 2008 The New Yorker is as obtuse as the Republicans
The front page New Yorker cartoon revels that the people at the New Yorker are as obtuse as the Republicans. They didn't realize that the Republicans will take the cartoon as a serious, factual portrayal of Obama.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 22, 2007 Will Hillary be left standing naked in the street?
By asking the Pentagon what plans they have for the eventual withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Senator Clinton, who oversees the Pentagon and it's budget, is in violation of George Bush's executive order prohibiting criticism of his Iraq disaster.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 25, 2008 You can't slime the slimy
Obama can't throw enough slime at the McCain campaign to make any stick. They're already so slimy that whatever Obama throws will be unnoticeable.
SHARE Wednesday, July 16, 2008 The denial of what makes you fat.
An article from McClatchy-Tribune News Service about obesity and what causes it says the reasons for weight gain are as varied as life itself.
SHARE Sunday, December 16, 2007 Gonzales redux
George Bush plucked Alberto Gonzales and Michael Mukasey from the Republican cesspool and flung them, splattering the noxious and noisome effluent of the Republican ideological toilet, into the faces of the people and the Congress of the United States.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 27, 2008 When the talk of assassination becomes acceptable, can the act of assassination be far behind?
Hillary Clinton's remarks about the assassination of Bobby Kennedy in June as a reason to stay in the race until then is a passive reference to the possibility of an assassination eliminating her competition. Liz Trotta's remarks aabout Obama is an active statement that she, literally, would if she could, assassinate Obama. Clinton's remarks are in extremely bad taste. Trotta's are criminally actionable.
SHARE Friday, July 11, 2008 James Baker and Warren Christopher seem to be unaware of the Constitution
Even the title of their article, Put War Powers Back Where They Belong, shows their unawareness of the Constitution. The war powers of Congress are still in the Constitution. They have not escaped, leaving Congress powerless. The president, as they imply, has not stolen the war powers and is not hiding them under his desk in the Oval Office.
SHARE Saturday, October 6, 2007 Willful ignorance of the obvious.
Willful ignorance of the obvious by lawyers who know better and the news media that doesn't report all of the facts frees George Bush from having to answer for his crimes.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 9, 2007 What if Bush had to fight a real war?
We need to think about what would happen if the United States had to go to war against a fully equipped, competently led military force.
SHARE Tuesday, August 7, 2007 Exploiting ignorance for fun and profit.
There's a great hue and cry that the Wall Street Journal will be perverted to reflect Rupert Murdoch's brand of slimy, sleazy, right-wing ideology. Nothing will change. The WSJ is already a perverted, slimy, sleazy, right-wing spin machine, always has been. Murdoch's ideology isn't focused on the joys of being right-wing; it's focused on making money by exploiting ignorance for profit. The same as the Wall Street Journal.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Drafting as a way to avoid getting psychopaths like Bush
The June 2 article by Dr. Kevin Barrett and Silvia Cattori, Is George Bush A Psychopath? explains a lot more than just the answer to that question. It explains how we have allowed psychopaths to take over our government. The prevention of that will require some very drastic changes.
SHARE Saturday, March 22, 2008 Using jargon to deceive, for fun and profit
Two excellent articles in the New York Times about the responsibiity of the guys in the financial markets who ruined their companies bring to light the jargon they used to deceive and to obscure their greed. They used jargon to try to turn a cow patty into a bold brick.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 10, 2008 Enough is enough
Two articles in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram bring home the point that enough is enough. I agree with Jane Stillwater, I don't want impeachment, I want revenge.
SHARE Wednesday, December 5, 2007 The high cost of Chinese junk.
We're paying more for cheap Chinese made junk than we would be paying for more expensive USA made products, if those products were available.
SHARE Monday, January 28, 2008 It can't happen here? Its happening here right now.
The question raised and the points made in William Cormier's article will not get the attention it deserves. It should be read by everyone in the United States. He asks, If Bush is leaving office in less than a year, why are they still intent on destroying our privacy? The question needs an answer.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 2, 2007 Why is Nancy Pelosi afraid to take on George Bush?
There's something going on with Nancy Pelosi. Her statements defy logic. They just don't make any sense. She knows full well that ending the Iraq war and passing legislation are exercises in futility as long as George Bush is president.
SHARE Friday, July 11, 2008 Who will save us from the economists?
Simon Jenkins at the Huffington Post points out that economists like to think of their profession as a science when it actually falls into the field of psychology. An article by the economist Ismael Hossein-Zadeh at Counterpunch shows that economists also fail to understand the psychology of economics.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, June 29, 2007 The truth is the toughest talk.
We need more tough talking speakers on the left. Our toughest talk is telling nothing but the truth. The truth about Bush and his administration is so appallingly outrageous that we're left with nowhere else to turn for anything more outrageous. There is nothing more outrageous than the truth about the Bush administration. Absolutely nothing.
SHARE Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Whether it's McCain or Obama, it's a win-win for Republicans
Considering the natural hypocrisy of the Republicans, it doesn't matter to them who wins the presidential election. With their ability to distort everything as being good for Republicans, an Obama win can be made into the best thing that ever happened to them, just as a McCain win will be.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 2, 2007 The twenty buck solution
Just think how different things would be if George Bush had gotten a blowjob. Let's compare mass murder to blowjobs as seen from the viewpoint of the Republicans and the viewpoint of the rest of us.
SHARE Wednesday, August 8, 2007 If George Bush had to get a warrant, would it make any difference?
George Bush got permission from Congress to listen in on our conversations without a warrant. He can listen to exactly the same conversations with a warrant. So, what's the difference? Just what protection does a warrant provide us? As it turns out by reading the Fourth Amendment, none at all.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Reciprocating SOFAs, or the logic of Iraqi troops in the US
George Bush says that Iraq is a sovereign, free and democratic country, just like the United States. Yet, he will only deal with the newest and one of the smallest countries in the world, The country of The Green Zone, located, of all places, in the middle of Baghdad, Iraq.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 24, 2008 Do prices really go up or down?
You hear all the time that prices are going to change, they're going to go up or down, or that they have already done so. I looked into it. Prices don't change. They don't go up or down. Here's the proof.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 8, 2007 We're dealing with the bloody entrails instead of the bomber.
When everything that the Bush/Republicans do is completely, totally outrageous, we're left with nowhere to grab hold of anything more outrageous than anything else. When everything is outrageous is anything outrageous? We neet to give up dealing with the acts and focus on the actor.
SHARE Friday, September 28, 2007 Due diligence.
George Bush's Department of Defense says that the reason that seven months after it was revealed that they have done little or nothing to end the nightmare conditions for wounded veterans of the Iraq war is that they are exercising "due diligence." Had the Pentagon actually exercised due diligence, there would be no dead or wounded veterans.
SHARE Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Cheney, at last, asks for advice
In a rare departure from his presumption of omniscience about how to conduct military operations in Iraq, Cheney asks for advice.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 24, 2007 Creeping Bushism.
It's ironic that we could actually have another Judgment at Nuremberg with the roles reversed. This time, it would be the Germans sitting in judgment on the United States judges and lawyers who are aiding and abetting creeping Bushism.
SHARE Friday, June 27, 2008 Looking, Hoping, Wishing for an Advantage
The Republican McCain campaign, using a deniable stalking horse, has let it be known that another terrorist attack before the election would be to McCain's advantage. Since we're always grateful to those who give us an advantage, who will McCain be grateful to should he realize his delusion that another terrorist attack is to his advantage?
SHARE Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Appeals court introduces the word feared by George Bush
The word we've all been waiting for and expecting to be applied to the Bush administration as the bare minimum to use as the basis for making decisions to kill a whole bunch of innocent people has been introduced by a court of justice, the word dreaded, feared and ignored by George Bush: EVIDENCE.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, May 2, 2008 The way to hit back even harder
Rob Kall, in his article, Time to Hit Back Harder, makes the point that we must do everything possible to refute the right-wing, Republican propaganda, by making the counter argument of the truth. There's a way to hit them even harder, by pointing out the truth about the right-wing Republicans, themselves, instead of the falsehood of their propaganda.
SHARE Tuesday, March 11, 2008 More Constitutional Contortions.
Three items in the news point out more Constitutional contortions by the courts and the Bush administration for the benefit of ideological interpretations. These contortions and misenterpretations were not mentioned in the articles.
SHARE Friday, July 11, 2008 When Crime is Presented as "Victory"
Two newspapers portray George Bush's getting approval from Congress to continue his ongoing criminal enterprise as a "Victory." Even though Congress' approval of Bush's crimes does not prevent them from being crimes, the danger is that people who read these papers will think that when the crimes are presented as victory, they are not crimes.
SHARE Thursday, November 22, 2007 We already knew that, Scotty.
Question for you, Scotty. How come when Bush and Cheney lied to you, you were the only one who didn't know they were lying? Why did it take you this long to figure that out?
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, April 6, 2007 We don't want to hear it, Mr. Dowd
Matthew Dowd is feeling sorry for himself. He's just now come to realize that George Bush is not all he's cracked up to be. Well, we don't want to hear it.
SHARE Monday, July 2, 2007 Entities and privilege.
By Cheney bringing attention to his office as an entity and Bush bringing attention to non-existent "executive privilege' they also bring attention to the most powerful entity in the United States that they prefer to ignore and treat as if it doesn't exist.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 27, 2007 The worst is yet to come.
George Bush, when given a choice, has an innate ability to make the worst possible choice. His choice of Ashcroft was bad, Gonzales was worse, but we haven't seen the worst, yet.
SHARE Friday, August 3, 2007 Hypocrisy, thy name is Bush
George Bush has set the all time, world record, standard for hypocrisy. While being adamantly opposed to "government-run health care," he at the same time benefits by using the very same government-run health care for himself that he says he so despises and wants to prevent us from having.