Live by the Celebrity; Die by the Celebrity

The conversation is only about ephemera. Only about distract, divert and dissemble. Only about “celebrity” and “star power.” Continue reading

In The Shadow of John Brown

WHY do we hate one another? HOW do we stop? WHAT is the purpose of destroying our Union? WHEN is cooperation going to begin, or, conversely, WHEN will the next John Brown show up to spark a bonfire that we’d been preparing the kindling for with years and years of increasing divorcement of “partisans”? Continue reading

Romney Staffer Ran Sham Non-Non-Profit

Team Romney’s Social Media Director, Bill Murphy, is the former Director of the National Bloggers Club, a group under IRS investigation for soliciting donations while falsely claiming to be a non-profit organization. Although NBC filed incorporation papers in January, the organization is still absent from both the IRS and GuideStar charity databases. The group’s President, Ali Akbar, is a long-time associate of Murphy’s. In fact this isn’t even their first for-profit non-profit. I first wrote about Akbar in 2009, when he was working at American Liberty Alliance – an organization that fraudulently solicited funds while purporting to be non-profitable. Murphy was ALA’s Director of Strategic Initiatives. Though Akbar would eventually rise to the dizzying heights of Chairman of the ALA … Continue reading

A Secret History of Neil Armstrong

when we see a satellite catch the sun, far above the sunset, when we watch old episodes of “Leave it to Beaver” on our satellite dish service’s basic channels, we don’t really remember that moment when we first touched the man in the moon… Continue reading

Guess He Didn’t Get The Memo – But Neither Did Custer

This is ALSO not the first time a Republican has managed an utterly clueless response to American Indians, as I wrote about in 2012’s “Battle of the Little Greenhorn,” as Arizona then-congresscritter J.D. Hayworth marched in the Window Rock, Arizona Navajo parade intoning a Navajo word that didn’t mean what he THOUGHT it meant.
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Team Romney Hires Colleague of Convicted Felon Ali Akbar

Earlier this year Akbar and Murphy started a group called the National Bloggers Club. They were supported by seed money from Foster Friess, the billionaire who propped up Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign and earned notoriety for suggesting that women use aspirin as birth control – by placing a pill between their knees. Continue reading

A National Platform and an Oregon Koch

“The [Republican National Committee] platform appears to be the most conservative platform in modern history,” platform committee member and tea party organizer Russ Walker told The Washington Times. Continue reading

Romney Tax Return Provides a Window to His Soul

    by WALTER BRASCH   When a craven of buffoons and bigots disguised in the bodies of Birthers figured that anyone with dark skin and a foreign name had to be born outside the U.S., Barack Obama provided a birth certificate. Not just the usual “short form,” but a state-certified copy of the “long form” that detailed he was born in Hawaii, which some birthers apparently think is a foreign territory, to a mother who was a natural-born U.S. citizen.    That, of course, was not enough for the whackadoodles who claimed, among other things, that the President’s birth certificate was altered or forged. All of their claims have been debunked by scientific evidence. Of course, they produced their … Continue reading