Squandering the American Dream with Wasteful Spending

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 … Continue reading

Fiction and Non-Fiction in Manhattan

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

One Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dead, One At Large

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 … Continue reading

Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Hold Nomination Hearing for Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry

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 … Continue reading

GOP-Qaeda Strikes Again

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 Witching Hour

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

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

(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 … Continue reading

Confused and Clueless

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 … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Yesterday, marking the 5th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, was far from a somber day, for me. I have to somewhat disconnect from my feelings about the war because I live with it, on too many levels. As a military spouse, of course, I live with the Iraq … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

A late edition of the Ten Post Round-Up…life has a curious way of keeping you from your scheduled plans (know what I mean?). With the five year anniversary of the Iraq invasion, I am spending more time than usual thinking about the enormous changes that have happened in my life … Continue reading