Illegal immigration is a problem for this country.There, I’ve said it. But it’s not quite the problem some make it out to be: According to a New York Times article on April 5, 2005, “…the estimated seven million or so illegal immigrant workers in the United States are now providing … Continue reading
I’m at this event with RJ Eskow, DDay and Dante from Calitics, and several real MSM press folks: Los Angeles, CA – For the first time in history, presidential candidates will take part in a forum focused on the issues of global warming and America’s energy future this Saturday, November … Continue reading
I don’t know who wrote Krauthammer’s column today, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t him. Why else would the column truthfully discuss the vile dictators the Right-wing administrations in the US have chosen to support: Pakistan is not the first time we’ve faced hard choices about democratization. At the height … Continue reading
This film is based on the remarkable book by Khaled Hosseini, which chronicles the rapid and heartbreaking changes in Afghanistan in the last 20 years, starting with the fall of the Afghan monarchy, continuing with the Russian invasion, and ending with the rule of the Taliban. All this is told through the story of a young boy, who escapes with his father to Pakistan and then America, but who has to return to Kabul as an adult to finish some surprising, and dangerous business. Continue reading
(picture from worldwide anti-war protests, Feb. 15, 2003) My friend Kevin Drum takes on the war skeptics, who, as he says: This meant that war skeptics had to go way out on a limb: if they opposed the war, and it subsequently turned out that Saddam had an advanced WMD … Continue reading
Imagine a submarine rising to the surface in the Gulf of Mexico. It starts to shell Galveston, and fire missiles toward Houston. Imagine a freighter anchored near San Diego, which suddenly starts lobbing missiles toward Sea World. Imagine a Lear Jet cruising the Great Lakes firing wing-mounted rockets into Niagara … Continue reading
Howie Klein of Blue America sent me this book: So Angie’s back on the Blue America list and I hope you’ll join me in donating some money to her campaign. We’re not going to find a better candidate, not anywhere, to help us reclaim our country. Avalon Books sent us … Continue reading
I grew up in a house with guns. My Grandfather (I called him Papa) had a rifle in the closet, and I used t open the closet door, stare at it, and even once or twice reached out and touched it.
I never played with it. Why? Because, quietly rebellious punk that I thought was, I knew my ass would be spanked, hard, if I was caught with it. Continue reading
Anyone who reads me regularly knows there’s one Right-Wing Nut I often criticize. I’ve even left considerate comments at his place, attempting to start a dialog, as he seems to be well-thought out, if incorrect in his conclusions. But so far he refuses to engage.
But then the bastard posts a piece of manure like this: Continue reading
Republican Presidential candidate and Pat Robertson sycophant Mitt (ya know, that name still makes me laugh) Romney gets smacked by the Orange County Register: Continue reading