Do we really need 234 military golf courses around the world, an $80 million military ski resort in the Bavarian Alps and a parade of unnecessary weapons, ships, and planes?It is increasingly obvious that our enormous untouchable “military” budget is not always being used for our national defense.Likewise, our massive health care budget, both public and private, is not making us any healthier. Much of the spending is squandered by inflated payments to a bloated medical establishment. Why does a simple colonoscopy cost Americans nearly $7,000 when the same procedure costs $700 in the rest of the advanced nations? Healthcare and military costs are the elephants in the American economy. All other spending is minor compared to spending on healthcare … Continue reading →
A nineteen year old kid tells the FBI various things and New York City reacts to the imaginary attack the same way a “pro-life” fanatic reacts to an imaginary baby. Beware: it is in this stew of raw emotions and bad fiction that Patriot Acts are foisted on us. When we lose sight of the difference between the real and the imagined, we become the slaves of anyone with a microphone and a slick story to tell. Continue reading →
Early this morning I had posted that one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had been captured. It was reported later that the suspect, indentified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 had died. The suspect at large has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, MA. There has been an intense manhunt going on in the Watertown area for hours. Gov. Deval Patrick has asked that residents of the Boston area and its neighboring towns should “stay indoors, with their doors locked.” All heel broke out at about 10:30 pm last night when “the police received reports that Sean Collier, a campus security officer at M.I.T., had been shot while he sat in his police cruiser.” He was found with … Continue reading →
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to consider the nomination of the Honorable John F. Kerry, to be United States Secretary of State. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will preside. With terrorism heating up in Algeria and the U.S. and Europe agreeing “to provide new support for the fight against al Qaeda-backed rebels in Mali,” it will be interesting to see what Kerry as Secretary of State will bring to the table on the issue of terrorism.
To the enemies of America, a giant propaganda victory is given, SPECIFICALLY to Al Qaeda. And, American command and control is diverted from paying attention to their latest round of recruitment, courtesy of the “patriots” of the GOP. Continue reading →
The Righties have succeeded in making their meme more important than the anniversary whose celebration disgusts them so. Thus (bizarrely using — not for the first time this week — a UK newspaper and Writer/Blogger Toby Harndon to push their poisonous “American” blog linkages) Continue reading →
(Programming note: I’m going to keep the round-up, short and sweet. But, I will continue to post a video for the day and make my usual commentary on my own crazy blog.) Have cuppa? Prepare to traverse today’s Ten Post Round-Up: 1: Many Americans are avoiding movies and documentaries based on the Iraq War, regardless of their personal stand on the war, itself… Why Americans Are Tuning out the Disaster in Iraq—AlterNet 2: This just in: Presidential candidates are people, too!… Surprise!—BlondeSense 3: Novel idea: Army attempting to lure new recruits via amusement park and Xbox 360… The U.S. Army is now a Ride at Six Flags—Bring It On! 4: Captives for the war on terror… U.S. May Not Release … Continue reading →
During today’s hearing with General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Senator John McCain questioned Petraeus on “what he called “the major threat” of al Qaeda in Iraq.” Once again McCain seemed confused and clueless about al Qaeda. Watch it here: Word has it McCain also has quite a temper, something the public has little clue about. People contemplating voting for John McCain really need to ask themselves, do I really want this man to be our next president? I know I don’t.