"A Legacy of Chains and Other Stories" is Philip Kraske's lastest book. It can be found at his website: www.philipkraske.com
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(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Is America Planning a First Strike Against Russia? Do the Americans want to go for a first nuclear strike against Russia? They've certainly prepared the groundwork for it.
(28 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 1, 2011
9-11 was a national job This is a wider perspective on 9-11, starting with the widespead belief that the event was not brought about by Al Qaeda but Americans. The responsibility for the event, therefore, extends across the nation, not with a small coterie.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 19, 2016
Republicans try to stop the Revolution of the Rubes On the spectacle of Republicans trying to head off the anti-government movement now led by Donald Trump
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 26, 2017
What if North Korea Turns off the Lights in America? What if North Korea has some power lines knocked out, water works shut down, and more forest fires started? Easy to do, and plenty of bang for the buck. The playing field of war just got more level.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 24, 2011
The touchy-feely propaganda of 60 Minutes This is a reflection on propaganda, American-style. I talk about the nature of propaganda, comparing how the North Korean anchorwoman tearfully read the death announcement on President Kim Jong Il, and the 60 Minutes interview with President Obama last May, after the raid on Osama bin Laden's house.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 11, 2015
Russia and The New Rome A satirical comment on America's dangerous provocation of Russia.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 16, 2020
Is the Next President Too Important for Iowans to Vote on? Are other countries more qualified to vote for the next American president? They certainly wouldn't have voted in Trump.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, August 26, 2013
Syria and sarin: such is politics On the nonsense surrounding the UN investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 24, 2019
I Was a Russian Asset and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt Now that Tulsi and Doc. Stein have been outed as Russian assets, I may as well come out of the borscht myself. But it wasn't all it's cracked up to be.
SHARE Friday, February 14, 2020
Which Crisis is Going to Get us First? Crises are coming in droves, and it's only a question of time before one lands on our doorstep.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Why the White House Staff Agrees Their Man is the Chosen One Trump's staff is sad he's so misunderstood as his accomplishments pile high, like tomatoes and onions on his Whopper.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 16, 2020
Coronavirus: The Pain in Spain is Raining on the Brain Don't believe what they're telling you about Spain. Here it's total chaos: people running in the streets, robbing toilet paper, lynching politicians and looting banks.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 7, 2019
When You Think About the Plague from L.A., Global Warming Doesn't Sound so Bad. Plagues, viruses, and infestations are coming out of California, and there's no money to deal with them. This situation gives global warming a better name.
SHARE Thursday, March 5, 2020
High Noon in the Democratic Party The showdown at last between the pragmatists and Bernie.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Should Cell Phones Be Banned? If there's anything in human history that demonstrates the principle of "two steps forward and one back," it's cell phones.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Why is the News from China and Russia Always Bad? According to CNN, Fox, the Times, the BBC -- all of them -- the news from China and Russia is always bad. How can people live in places where the news is so consistently bad? Poor folks!
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 28, 2015
Was Osama bin Laden really there? (Part Two) The bin laden documents do more to obscure than to enlighten, more for the legend than the reality.
SHARE Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Don is "OK" with War or without It President Trump is "OK" with or without war on Iran. It's a level of flexibility rare in a politician.
(47 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 30, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse Shows Us All Why Guns Should Be Banned It was Rittenhouse's gun that got him in trouble: it drew the ire of rioters and made him use it.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, March 22, 2019
What if The Second Coming is Fake News? The Second Coming of Christ is likely to be taken as the latest bout of fake news.
SHARE Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Brexit: Ruling the Waves Once Again The British won't know for ten years what a dumb move they've made. But they'll find out when they sit down to talk (pray for, beg?) trade deals with trading blocks several times bigger than they are.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 8, 2019
9/11: American Empire Begins its Final Phase What is 9/11 in the broader perspective of American history? It is nothing less than the beginning of the last phase of empire, the instinctive, frightened embracing of the military, which comes to dominate government.
SHARE Saturday, April 11, 2020
Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory: The Total Skinny Was it the CIA? The Chinese? The big corporations? Turns out, it was all of them working together, everyone taking their little piece of the pie.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 9, 2017
Let's Hear it for a New Cold War People who moan about the new Cold War ought to remember the last one. It was great!
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 15, 2019
Do 17 Intelligence Agencies Make Us More Intelligent? Our government is bursting, overflowing, abounding in intelligence. This is the apex of a thousand generations of human progress. Makes you glad to have lived this long.
SHARE Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Are Those "Adults in the Room" Still on the Job? Remember the letter from "Anonymous" in the NY Times? He/she mentioned "adults in the room" keeping Trump on the right track. What happened? Are they in the wrong room?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 5, 2020
Iraq: The Conservatives Love It! Isn't that the story of our foreign policy? Again and again we try to win other people their freedom, and they don't appreciate it. At. All.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 3, 2015
Drones: Coming soon to a strife near you The future of drones makes for an ever-more unstable world.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, February 24, 2020
What if Bernie Wins it All? With the media and pundits and party all against him, what does it mean if this unelectable, too old, no-socialist-can-beat-Trump candidate ends up winning the presidency?
SHARE Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Am I a White Male? Let Me Check" I hear that tiimes are hard for white males, but fortunately I'm a member of the right-handed six-footer club, so that "white male" stuff doesn't really apply to me. Kind of a relief.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 12, 2019
The Big Peach Will Go Splat The big peach rolling through Congress is soft and hollow, and is going to go splat.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 27, 2019
9/11 and Iran: Life Imitates Art America attacks Iran as the result of a false-flag attack. It's odd to have written the story long before it happened.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Don't You Just Love Trump Endgame Scenarios? Scenarios left, scenarios right. There's nothing like a good end-of-Trump read to ease the pain.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Was Osama bin Laden really there? The big questions about bin Laden remain unanswered.
SHARE Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Politics, Banks, Assange: Creating Your Own Reality Cures What Ails You I used to be skeptical of people who "create their own reality," but lately I've come to see that it has some real advantages, especially when plain old raw reality has you down.
(14 comments) SHARE Friday, May 17, 2019
What if Iran Attacks in America? How long will it be before one of America's victims realizes that it's more picturesque to derail a train than sink an aircraft carrier?
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, November 19, 2018
Is Sustainability Really Sustainable? I'd like to believe in sustainability, but it looks more and more like a fool's game. You can't have development and eat it too.
SHARE Thursday, October 17, 2019
Trump Illegalities: The CIA Guys Didn't Catch Half Those CIA guys left the field of battle to early, figuring that Ukrainegate would be enough to shuffle Don off to Buffalo. Here's the rest of the story that I witnessed.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 1, 2019
Max Blumenthal in Jail: They Haven't Done Him a Chelsea - Yet Us guys were sitting around after a hard day in Langley, wondering what to do about Max Blumenthal: a Julian, a Snowden or a Chelsea. You decide.
SHARE Saturday, July 25, 2020
The Ultimate Racial Fight: "Standard American English" If you think the George Floyd matter made the pot bubble, wait till the mob sets its sights on "Standard American English."
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Edward Snowden and the Gentlemen's Trash Talk Fareed Zakaria, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Richard Haas, and Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal all ganged up on Edward Snowden last weekend. i thought these gentlemen of the establishment needed to be answered.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 9, 2019
Iran Pulls Out: The Start of Big Things to Come With all the heavy weather knocking about in the international arena, thank goodness the sure hands of Don Trump and his crew are at the wheel: guys who can put Humpty Dumpty back together and drink a piña colada doing it.
SHARE Friday, September 20, 2019
The Raid on Saudi: Masters of the World's Great Game Ask What Went Wrong Drones! Who'd have thought? Masters of the global chessboard sip their whiskies and reflect on how they got it wrong.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 10, 2015
Three Whistlers, One Tune This is why Assange, Snowden, and Manning rightly deserved a statue in their honor.
SHARE Monday, June 17, 2019
The Iranian Limpet Mine: the Scoop on the Lowdown on the Skinny This is the true story of the limpet bomb, and from sources so high only dogs can hear them.
SHARE Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Pre-Trump vs. Post-Trump: It's a New Country A short survey of the pre- and post-Trump America: think fizz.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Ukrainegate: Do You Get the Feeling that Wash-town Wants Don Out? That whistle-blower wasn't one of those lying, sneaky running dogs from the Dept. of Health, but the CIA, whose reputation for probity, transparency and honesty is unimpeachable. So how could it be that he fibbed about that call to Ukraine?
SHARE Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The Terminator School of Diplomacy The world's leaders have taken their measure of Trump and found that rather than a yardstick, a 12-inch ruler will do.
SHARE Monday, June 20, 2016
Was the Orlando shooting real? Too many massacres share the same pattern: actors as witnesses, big money, invisible blood, etc.
SHARE Thursday, August 1, 2019
How I Sneaked into the Democrats' Debate In the first night of the last debate, I slipped into the lineup and kicked some serious Democratic ass.
SHARE Sunday, June 14, 2020
Police Taking a Knee: a Great Moment in American History The pundits who decry police kneeling as a sign of the decline of America, the white race, European culture, and masculinity have it all wrong. It was a great moment in American history: the agreement between police and communities that things have gone wrong.
SHARE Thursday, September 12, 2019
Danger in the Supermarket The supermarket is my weekly contribution to the demise of the earth. How'd we get into this mess?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 8, 2018
The "Anonymous" Op-Ed is the New Chaos When in history - any time, any place - has a top aide published an article like the "Anonymous" op-ed in the Times this week? As a sign of the times, it dwarfs Trump's antics.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 18, 2018
What Trump and Obama Learned, and Hillary Knew This just goes to show this ain't a democ', But more a volcano at which we but gawk.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, July 12, 2019
Here's Why Trump Called off the Attack Now that all the dust has settled, the real story finally comes out: it's Ivanka who carries the big stick in the White House.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 5, 2015
The World According to the Anchorman A satirical take on TV network news anchors.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 26, 2011
The Touchy-Feely Propaganda of 60 Minutes A reflection on propaganda, American-style. I discuss President Obama's interview on 60 Minutes after the raid on Osama bin Laden's residence in Pakistan.
SHARE Saturday, February 3, 2018
Trump Remakes America in his Image Meanwhile America gets greater and greater/As we spring out of our cultural crater/And politics reaches a John Adams level/ Renewing democracy in which we revel.
SHARE Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Saudis: From 13 Demands to Six Principles to One Trending Topic Everyone loves a success story, but Crown Prince Salman, who pushed his cousin out of the job, is starting to look as clumsy as Donald Trump.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 8, 2016
Propornot: I Get no Respect, no Respect at all! There are 200 websites on Propornot's list of Russia-backed propagandists -- and mine's not there. What kind of deal is that?
SHARE Saturday, September 16, 2017
Catalonia: Independence, man, that'd be like so cool As one who has lived in Spain for 30 years, I can tell you that the independence movement in Catalonia can hardly be taken seriously.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 2, 2016
Why do conspiracy theories abound nowadays? When reporters neglect their work, conspiracy theorists step in. The more neglect, the more theories.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, January 13, 2017
A Coup in Slow-Mo The Shakespearean power play against the new administration will be something the world has never seen in America.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 8, 2015
The world consists of bumpkins and hicks A satirical take on bumpkins in the globalized world.
SHARE Friday, March 30, 2018
War with Iran Means Your Flight to JFK Gets Diverted to Boca War with Iran means that the draft is reinstated, your lights get turned out, your phone bill is wacky, and air transport stops after the first few incidents. War against a modern society is easy.
SHARE Friday, July 3, 2020
Putin Paid Bounties to Have Governors Misinformed about Covid-19 The real story is this: that snake-in-the-grass Vlad Putin paid for bounties on new U.S. infections, and as the stats show, his underlings really did the job.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 7, 2014
A good old American tug on the fraying fabric of peace A comment on how helpless observers of the international scene are in the face of so many bad American decisions.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 23, 2015
C.S.I. Ferguson A satirical poem on the difference between TV detective shows and the reality.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 28, 2021
On U.S. P.O.W.s Abandoned in Vietnam A reflection on how the hundreds of American P.O.W.s left behind in Vietnam are a reflection of political rot.
SHARE Saturday, August 5, 2017
The Inevitable Ying and Yang of Internet News The line between fake news and the truth is getting thinner as truth-tellers, especially progressive ones, are under attack.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 29, 2015
What if an agreement favors Iran? A satirical take on a posible U.S.-Iran agreement.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Palestine: The Deal of the Penury The new capital of Palestine, according to the Trump plan? Ten ghettos in search of a city.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Whaddaya Mean, "There's no There There"? What can one say about this hunt for "there"? Aren't we there yet? And once we get there, will we know where we are? After all, there can't be theres just anywhere. I for one find this issue very distressing.
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 3, 2022
What Else Could Russia Have Done? The U.S. drove Russia into a corner, got mad when it reacted, but has not let this fine crisis go to waste.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 16, 2015
Do computers have a future? Computers are getting too big for their britches.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 3, 2017
Waiting for the Afghan McNamara Who will step up in ten years and tell the U.S. that in Afghanistan and Iraq, "We were wrong, terribly wrong"?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Nukes for Saudi Arabia: It's a GREAT Idea Why not sell nuclear-power plants to Saudi Arabia? NOTHING is going to happen: the guys in good suits say so. And these are guys who have been around the block, passed a football, shot at terrorists, and eaten greasy pizza: salt-of-the-earth types. And I for one trust 'em.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, September 30, 2016
Helpless Assad faces the Fates - as we do Assad has no more control over his fate than we do over the neocons.
SHARE Sunday, May 7, 2017
How I Got my Job at Trump's State Dept. Here's a how-to on how to get a job in the Trump Administration: posts there for the taking!
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 9, 2017
Afghanistan: Buying Peace by the Pound War has proven ineffective against Afghanis. We should have simply bought the country.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 26, 2018
What if Obama Was a CIA Agent? Perhaps the distortion of history is the CIA's greatest crime. How can we know what has really happened in American history post-WWII?
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 13, 2016
A sick people sick of themselves Trump's revolution doesn't cover even half of the rage rolling across America.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 4, 2015
Does Anyone Else Miss Muammar Gaddafi? Now that he's gone, Colonel Gaddafi's legacy doesn't look so bad. Overthowing him was a bad mistake, for which the Mediterranean world is paying the consequences.
SHARE Wednesday, July 27, 2016
War just ain't what it used to be After a long easy run, now war is coming home to us.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Dark Side of Obama's Government This article is about the Faustian bargain that, somewhere along the way, Obama has struck with the military-security complex.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, March 16, 2015
Venezuela's threat to my sweet land of liberty A skeptical take on President Obama's declaration that Venezuela is now a "national security threat."
SHARE Thursday, August 13, 2020
What if the Democratic Convention Turns into Another 1968? No doubt the protests at the Democratic convention, if any, will be calm and dignified, even boring, much like people waiting to board a bus.
SHARE Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Will the Shutdown Go 60 Days? Nobody's backing down and nobody's going to back down, and nobody's thinking about backing down. Here's advice to Democrats: back down.
SHARE Saturday, January 5, 2019
Nancy Pelosi is Off the Table If the re-election of Nancy Pelosi is a sign of where the Democrats are headed, the Establishment is leading America to another 1968.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The Malign Mystery of "It's" Writers who write on Internet won't believe this, but it is what it is. Or as they say in old Mexico: it's what it's. .
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 20, 2017
Why does Europe Follow a Trumped-up America? Stranger than the election of Trump is Europe's continued loyalty to America.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, June 4, 2021
The Grassy Knoll Flu Conspiracy If the coronavirus was not leaked accidentally, it was leaked intentionally, which could have been done by either the U.S. or China. Is the Deep State getting desperate?
SHARE Sunday, May 6, 2018
Mueller and Trump and the Hypnosis of Story The Mueller investigation goes on and on and on -- yet we're still hooked on it like kids at story time. Why?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Pompeo's Full Iran Sanctions Will Backfire How far does Pompeo think he can push Europe before it fights back? If he fines just one country over sanctions on Iran, he'll find out.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 21, 2017
Catalonia's Declaration of Independence: Not Exactly a Jefferson-Hancock Moment The President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, declared independence and then suspended it. Don't count on him to pledge "our lives and sacred honor."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 13, 2016
Trump brings back the power of the word Trump's big mouth has lost him the election, but he's blazed a trail that a smarter Trump will soon follow.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Trump to me: "Could I take a bad fall?" It didn't happen to Obama or Bush, but it's happening to Trump. But that's what too big a Trumpet will get you.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 11, 2018
Roosevelt for President, not Oprah The last type of person we need in the White House is another billionaire TV star.
SHARE Sunday, February 25, 2018
America in the World: Less a King than Odd-Man-Out At the Munich Security Conference 2018, America's lead speaker, General McMaster, sounded not so much like a diplomat as a football coach giving his team a halftime pep talk.
SHARE Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Facebook's "Counterspeech" Campaign Hammered my Website Facebook's "counterspeech" program to censor websites has cut my weekly readership from 5 to 3: 40 percent!
SHARE Thursday, August 17, 2017
Will Saturday Night Live Have Don Trump on Again? SNL had Trump on their show after his racist remarks about Mexicans in 2015. After his remarks about Charlotte, I wonder if they'll have him on again.
SHARE Thursday, November 24, 2016
Why is Everybody Trashing Fake News? The real reason for the fall of the Empire State Building.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 9, 2021
War, the National Pastime America swings from war to war like a monkey from branch to branch, and was as little care.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 20, 2015
President Donald Trump to Xi and Putin: "You're Fired!" Donald Trump is just the guy to take on America's rivals.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 8, 2016
That day is almost here The Obama Administration is very soon going to look like the good ol' days.
SHARE Thursday, February 14, 2019
Ten Years for Climate Correction? Try Twenty. Or Thirty. Once we've goone through these ten years or so to correct climate change, don't worry. We'll get ten more.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 18, 2018
When Reporters Call a President "Traitor," That's News Mainstream reporters speculating that Trump had been "bought" by Putin? That used to be Alex Jones's style, but maybe he's turned into a role model.
SHARE Saturday, July 3, 2021
"Non-Binary" is a Little Too Binary Is it possible to say that you are neither male nor female? It seems to me that's one choice too many.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 18, 2021
Afghanistan: At Least We're Good Losers Feeling low because of America's defeat in Afghanistan? Well, nobody else is, either.
SHARE Friday, October 19, 2018
How to Collect on a Bet Against Trump President Trump does pay off some bets. But being such a great man, he feels that he's obligated only to pay off on those that demonstrate his greatness.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, January 18, 2016
Obama: the man who gets up as JFK and lies down as Cheney The Jekyll-Hyde nature of Barack Obama is fascinating.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 8, 2017
Vlad and Bashar: They Can't Beat the Rap, and They Can't Fight City Hall Some advice to Putin and Assad about countering the fake news: if you can't beat'em, join'em.
SHARE Thursday, September 9, 2021
Why Journalists Hate Truthers Journalists have a personal grudge against 9-11 Truthers. For a lot of reasons.
SHARE Thursday, August 16, 2018
I've Been Censored Too! The censorship movement against the tellers of truth just came home to me. Here's the sad, sad story.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Yet another failure of the U.S. policy elite The Ukraine-Crimea matter is another failure of a foreign-policy elite that can do almost nothing right.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 29, 2014
Who lost Iraq? The amoral 'Who lost Iraq?' is a less important question than 'Who destroyed Iraq?'.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 30, 2017
Buy Qatari War Bonds Today! (tomorrow might be too late) If Prince Salman intends to stick to his demands on Qatar, we might well start to live in interesting times.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, July 24, 2015
Hillary, let me count the ways... Ms. Clinton doesn't offer much for president except her gender.
SHARE Friday, May 1, 2020
Know the New Normal is Now the Normal New? It would be great to return to "normalcy," but the new normal is turning into the normal new, a societal house of mirrors.
SHARE Tuesday, February 7, 2017
If You Ain't for "Normalcy," You Ain't in the Game "Normalcy" is creeping back into Washington's foreign policy. Too bad.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 9, 2019
Running for the White House? Buy the Pack Tulsi Gabbard! Your campaign for president isn't going anywhere if you don't invest in some bots.
SHARE Wednesday, September 6, 2017
9-11 Started the Last Phase of Empire A wide-lens historical perspective on 9-11 in the continuing drama of American empire.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Ted Cruz Blues A poetic analysis of Ted Cruz's candidacy for president.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 15, 2021
So America's not Going to Rescue Ukraine -- Right? Every expert says that if the Ukraine goes up against Russia, neither the U.S. nor Nato will come to its rescue. It would be a truly stupid move. Right. But we're talking about America and its foreign-policy moguls. Je doute.
SHARE Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Taiwan: What Biden's "Absolutely" Was Really About When President Biden said that he would "absolutely" defend Taiwan, he didn't mean absolutely absolute, according to his team.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Russians, Al Qaeda, Saddam, and back to Russians So we're back to the Russians as bad guys. Is that the best we can do?
SHARE Wednesday, October 4, 2017
No countdown clock means no event A countdown clock is now a necessity for any public event, unless you want to be a wind sock.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 9, 2017
Power's Just Another Word for Nothin' Left to Lose Is a country's power the same as its strength? it seems to me there's a big difference.
SHARE Wednesday, April 26, 2017
I've Been Watching How the Ol' Cookie Crumbles That distant crepitation is the rumbling of history.
SHARE Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Liberals: Free Speech is Great, but Let's Get Back to Normal The well-fed liberal's opinion on the protests of the last two months: we need a Covid vaccine!
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 18, 2015
Obama does Cuba - Halfway President Obama has done the right thing in Cuba, but has left unfinished business: making amends.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Does the News Have a Future? Probably not, but this is going to be a lot more fun for those of us who know nothing about journalism.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 28, 2015
Exceptional, and proud of it A satirical take on American "Exceptionalism."
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 9, 2021
Omycron: the Newest Villain Why did the scientists pass over ten letters between the "Delta" virus and the "Omycron" virus? Everything is marketing.
SHARE Saturday, February 26, 2022
Ukraine: Exceptionalism Will Out It's like Rambo, Bond, and Harry the Dirty: Exception will out when others get shirty.
SHARE Friday, November 17, 2017
My Life as an Influencer It's tough to be a top influencer, balancing trends and tweets, pols and plugs. Read all about it. Sympathize with me. Follow me. Live with me. Be me.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 14, 2015
Amidst all this security, why do I feel so insecure? It's funny how all this security isn't making me feel more secure.
SHARE Thursday, November 4, 2021
What Politician Will Sacrifice Growth to Reduce CO2? Will any politician make a serious dent in the GDP for the sake of climate change?
SHARE Friday, November 9, 2018
If Don Calls You Rude, Does it Mean You're Rude? The Acosta-Trump fracas is Washington in a nutshell: bad manners, aggression, throbbing egos, and posturing hotheads.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 8, 2014
Is Sochi the "Sarajevo Moment"? An observation of how President Vladimir Putin's dream of the Sochi Olympic Games is going up in smoke, and the dangerous repercussions his anger might have.
SHARE Thursday, April 19, 2018
Nuclear War Avoided! NBA Playoffs Begin! It was nice to see nuclear war avoided so that we could all get on with our day.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 28, 2019
Guaido, the Self-Proclaimed/Made Man There's nothing like a self-proclaimed president to answer the prayers of American diplomacy.
SHARE Friday, November 2, 2018
Should You Vote for the Clean Bathrooms Party? There are some minor parties in the election that don't deserve to be ignored like the fat kid in gym class. These are the true believers in democracy.
SHARE Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The History in an Amazon Box To receive an Amazon package is to play your part in history. It is the story of our time.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 14, 2022
A New Letter or Two for the LGBT+ Crowd I'm feeling oppressed, underappreciated, dismissed, cast off, and loathed -- and it's only Monday. It would be a big help if people added XP to that growing line of abbreviations that starts with LGBT+. A BIG help.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Been Mulling Lindorff on the end of the World... The big Methane Hen is going to get us in the end. Is it time to stop paying your mortgage?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 20, 2022
Don't You Just Love a Good Sanction? Choosing good sanctions is in itself an art, Performed with cool head and a naughty boy's heart.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Obama's legacy: more chaos or more order? Calling all pundits: Which has prospered more under the Obama presidency: chaos or order?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 17, 2015
Syria explained in 300 words Everything you need to know about Syria in 300 words.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 24, 2011
It must be strange to be Israeli This article points out that since the Palestinians will not leave their land, just what does Israel intend to do? There seems to be national denial on this question, and national denial is an odd but global poltical phenomenon. I compare it with the 30 years of deficits in America.
SHARE Friday, December 24, 2021
Christmas with Covid -- Maybe The holidays are upon us, so I think I'll ignore these Covid symptoms. .
SHARE Thursday, May 5, 2016
Yowza, yowza: The Rassling Blond v. the Queen of Wall Street Hillary v. The Donald puts a new spin on the phrase, "the lesser of two evils."
SHARE Saturday, January 9, 2021
"This is not who we are" -- Or is it? Both future-Prez Joe and Donald Trump Jr. said it: "This is not who we are. This is not us." But what if it is?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 31, 2015
A total unknown throws his hat in the ring A new presidential candidate on the Republican side who has great chances to win - seriously.
SHARE Thursday, December 13, 2018
Santa's Heavy Washington Wish List Why did President Trump ask the Saudis to invite Robert Mueller to their consulate for a Christmas cocktail? Hmmm....
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The Cyclops Covers the Ukraine War The Cyclops looks at one thing and nothing else. Comparison is indeed the thief of joy.
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Planning to think about trying to work? Not so fast! The 300K jobs created last month ain't all it's cracked up to be.
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Trump's Quiet Steps Down the Path of Empire The latest phase in the decline of empire: when the military nudges aside the establishment.
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9-11 Why the comb-overs who planned it knew they'd get away with it. History will have a good word to say for the 9-11 Truth Movement.
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Israel digs tunnels too Israel has prospered more through brain than brawn.
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Do guns have a future? Guns will cede their place to a much worse general-usage weapon.
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The Media giveth, and the Media taketh away The media has finally as one turned on Trump, though it certainly took them long enough.
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Zero Light Thirty (or Twenty, Whatever) A very different take on the raid on Abbottabad, questioning the veracity of the event. The article starts with the observation that in seven months, the CIA neither saw nor heard OBL.
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Hillary to bankers: "That just cost you 500 mill." This is how Hillary and Bill made so much money from bankers.
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Democracy is Dying for Another Party If there were more than the two fat and complaisant political parties, passions might have channeled properly and people might not charge the Capitol.
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If There's no Trust, the Social Contract Goes Bust Biden was right to call for a new unity, but unity begins with trust, and Trump fans aren't feeling much, having watched their man get the bum's rush.
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After Biden, Le Deluge As much as pundits squawk and bearded guys assault the Capitol, the direction of the country is up to powers that operate in the dark.
SHARE Thursday, March 18, 2021
With Corona Where Will We Be in a Year? In a year, we'll still be talking about Covid-19. It ain't over till it's over.
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Why are the Russians so aggressive? A satirical comment on Russian-American relations.
SHARE Sunday, March 12, 2017
Wikileaks: Allegations the Way Mom Used to Make 'em Me, I like my allegations with documentary support, but there's nothing written about tastes.
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Rodney Russia: No Respect at All! Russia gets no respect at all from the U.S. I'm glad to see they're getting some from China, which knows a good bet when it sees it.
SHARE Thursday, February 18, 2021
Was Covid Really a Planned Pandemic? Maybe the Master of the Universe planned the Covid crisis: the results will be this, and the benefit to us will be that. Or maybe, as usual, they just knew best how to take advantage of it. Never let a good crisis go to waste.
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How America went to the Ukraine A satirical take on America's dangerous entry into the Ukraine.
SHARE Saturday, November 7, 2020
An Election as Empty as a Beggar's Pockets More than an election, 2020 was a referendum on Donald Trump, and more on his style than his work.
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The world is NOT ending, They said so on TV. Worried about the end of the world? Read this.
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MLK, RFK, JFK, or Why We Need Conspiracy Theorists What would history be without conspiracy theorists? These three men must certainly be grateful to them.
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Charlie: Leave Islam alone with its prophet A poetic comment on Charlie Hebdo's bad manners with Islam.
SHARE Saturday, October 24, 2020
Will the Election End in Chaos? The prospect of post-election chaos is real, and may even result in both candidates claiming victory. Maybe Afghan politicians can come and sort it out for us, as we did for them.
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The year everything got worse On America losing prestige and Obama's expectations turning to dust. Not even Lazarus could come back from this one.
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Toothless policies and toothy publics This is about the growing gap between governing elites and the public, mainly with regard to America, but also Europe.
SHARE Thursday, December 20, 2018
Trump on Syria: Christmas Really Does Bring Miracles A broken clock is right twice a day, and a broken president about once every four years. Yes, it was a no-brainer, but how many no-brainers have the foreign-policy mandarins figured out in the last 20 years?
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Why Are There So Many Movies About Hitmen? Hitmen and -women apparently come in all types: sensitive, cold, conscious-stricken, longing for retirement, vengeful. It's an amazingly well-documented profession.
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The Campaign from Spain Looks Like a Pain The view of the American election campaign as seen from Spain: like your neighbors two houses down bickering over their back hedge.
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"Now that we're shooting, is it okay?" A satirical comment on the upcoming vote in Congress to authorize the president to go to war against ISIL.
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Trump: Godzilla with Soupcons of Dracula The Russian peace initiative over, all that's left of Trump is the full Godzilla.
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This Wonderful World Awash in Capital Meet Timmy the lawn-mowing kid, hustling employee of Chad the Lawn Bard, a division of Scrooge Inc., part of Groupe Sluice, which has contracts with the Pentagon.
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AOC Should Announce for the Republican Nomination She's not old enough? No prob: it's like kids who lie about their age to get into the Marines. She's not a Repub? Chill: only her hairdresser knows for sure.
SHARE Thursday, November 26, 2020
When I See Pundits in Full-Court-Press Mode.... But when I see pundits in full-court-press mode, Methinks the full truth has still something owed.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 26, 2016
Rubes cross Rubicon! Washington calm! The rubes cross their Rubicon and elect Donald Trump. Results delicious.
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Is Anyone Feeling Humiliated? You hear a lot about America's humiliation in Afghanistan, but do you feel any? Does anybody? .
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Is the FBI's problem with Apple for real? Some speculation regarding the FBI's problema with Apple encryption.
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On FBI Entrapment: The Horrible Case of Joe's Bar A funny take on the silly spectacle of the FBI stopping its own terror ops.
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Hillary the bleeding-heart peacenik Why are most conservatives so hard on Hillary Clinton?
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Lemonade with sugar, or sugar with lemonade? A reflection on how narrow the American political debate is.
SHARE Monday, October 12, 2020
Would the Founding Fathers Want to Change the Constitution? In a high-tech world and among a people so highly disparate as to almost not be a people at all, the Founders would be the first to suggest changes to the Constitution.
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Two degrees C? Try more like four! Don't listen to scientists on global warming. Listen to Uncle Phil.
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How the Republicans will retake the White House in 2016 The race is shaping up to be decided in the House.
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Saturday Night Low with The Donald SNL was a sorry attempt to wash Trump's image. He's still a racist.
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What Happened When Joe Biden Wanted to Sit down at the Democratic Table Nobody pulled his chair out from under him -- that was fake news. The truth is that the chair, table, and room had all moved to the left. No problem: Joe stood up, grinning as always.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 29, 2015
My Anti- (and I mean Anti!) Washington Campaign A satirical look at the anti-Washington political fervor.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 10, 2015
The World is a Traffic Jam Like it or not, we're dependent on government to organize society.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 22, 2013
The Terror Next Time What if the Boston bombers were two Pakistani kids whose family had been wiped out by an Obama drone strike? Americans might finally get an idea of the horror they've been responsible for.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 8, 2011
NATIONAL PATRIOTIC SPLURGE WEEK This is a follow-up article to my earlier one, "9-11 WAS A NATIONAL JOB." In it I recap that guilt for 9-11 extends not just to those who committed the deed but to those who help to cover it up and those who have no stomach for the truth. So there will be no new investigation beyond the books and article on the Internet.
SHARE Sunday, February 28, 2016
I wanna be Trump's running mate Nobody can support Don Trump like me.
SHARE Monday, March 28, 2016
Donald Trump and his Debate Rope-a-Dope Trump will do to Hillary Clinton what Ali did to Foreman.
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I've always felt sorry for Vladimir Putin A satirical comment on Vladimir Putin and his trouble with the West.
SHARE Saturday, January 30, 2016
Why spy on Israeli drones? Seemed like the thing to do... There are lots of top-secret Intel people in America, and like it or not, they all have to eat.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Beware the "Final" in Final Reports Whenever I see those words "final report," I find my credulity coming up short.
SHARE Monday, February 19, 2018
Check out The Exciting New Fragrance for Men: Legalite'! This #MeToo stuff is really cramping my style. Now instead of well-honed pick-up line, I just hand the girl a recent background check on me. And guess what? It works just as well!