You got to love Dennis Kucinich for his drive to stay in the race: A judge in Nevada has just ordered MSNBC to include Rep. Dennis Kucinich in Tuesday’s Democratic Party presidential debate in Las Vegas or he will cancel the forum. Senior Clark County District Court Judge Charles Thompson … Continue reading
Oops… One over zealous Barack Obama precinct captain kinda sorta went overboard in Nevada. Tacky. At least he owned up to it. In the light of this, folks are wondering things like, “what is going on these days with Obama” and if “Obama is a fighter for Obama” rather than … Continue reading
Whew! Just when you thought the back and forth, tit for tatting was going to go on forever between the Obama and Clinton camps it appears that both sides are now looking at all of this seeing that if they don’t stop the train and get back on track, the … Continue reading
If you want to see the Cold War as chapter behind us (and that is arguable), the Soviet conflict in Afghanistan was the last proxy war in the contest. As the new film “Charlie Wilson’s War” points out, the support for “freedom fighters” in that conflict was ultimately bipartisan in nature. Bipartisan and, in the end, never truly interested in freedom for the Afghan people. With the help of Pakistani intelligence forces and funding from Sunni extremists in the Arab world, we helped the mujahadeen bleed the Soviets pale in their own little version of Vietnam.
In some stark terms we won —the mission was accomplished. The Soviet tanks pulled out and limped home in time for the collapse of “the evil empire.” And the power vacuum left behind in Afghanistan —it would be filled by a strange mutation of those mujahadeen freedom fighters, the Taliban.
There’s some controversy over whether this is true or not, that an after victory party for Obama was blaring Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, but apparently as both Taylor Marsh and Politico point out, the Obama camp has not called for a retraction and they were given days to confirm or deny. The story from … Continue reading
Apparently, Hillary Clinton who has not made being an “anti-war” candidate is not supposed to question the record of Barack Obama who has made this his platform. To do so is an “attack” or a “smear.” That’s ludicrous in my opinion. Barack Obama came to the Senate in as a … Continue reading
It’s Monday, isn’t it? It’s back to the “old grindstone” for many of you, but since my work doesn’t start until the week ends, today is when my “weekend” starts. There’s a lot going on all over the place. Politicians of every stripe are amping up their campaigns to end … Continue reading
I’ve read the articles — I’ve watched the Sunday shows. This whole mess is so sad. Jeralyn speaks for me: Obama is black. Hillary is a woman. Those are facts beyond change. Neither one qualifies or disqualifies them from being President. Let’s accept it, welcome the diversity and move on. … Continue reading