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Just saw Senator Grahamstand...

saying on the TV box that we have to fight them over there or we will fight them over here. I rocketed out of my chair and checked my calender to make sure it wasn't 2002.

Different year, same FUBAR message.

Recall On Cantor's Smarmylade

The local Rethug Teahaddists have issued a recall on Cantor's Smarmylade. The Smarmylade was found to insufficiently contaminated with the "right" ingredients.

CNN-Cowardly News Network


In the aftermath of the deadly Las Vegas shooting rampage, which left two police officers, a shopper, and the shooters dead, one can expect all the usual talking points that follow an all too regular and familiar massacre – mental health, access to guns, the killer’s motives, and so forth. But here’s another one: the intellectual cowardice of cable news giant CNN, when it comes to reporting right wing terrorism.

But don’t expect CNN to include the prefix “right-wing” to the use of the word extremism or terrorism, for their, and the mainstream media’s, fear of the right-wing hysteria machine is ever present and always palpable. In fact, CNN refused to identify the Tea Party flag. Dan Simon of CNN went so far as to avoid the far right’s wrath that he said the killers “left behind some type of flag with some kind of insignia.” The cable network’s 24/7 ticker feed reads, “Killers had extremist views.”

CNN is Faux News lite.

Bush Pays Cash For Hostages



The Bush administration arranged an indirect payment to Abu Sayyaf of $300,000, as reported a little later by ABC’s John McWethy, the veteran Pentagon correspondent, and even by Fox’s Brent Baier, whose phrasing had it that “the U.S. government facilitated a ransom payment to al Qaeda-linked terrorists.”

Alas...a story not likely to be heard on the Sunday talking head shows.

Faux News Priority Today

At the gym today there was CNN and Faux news side by side on the TVs.

CNN-speeches from Normandy commemorating the beginning of the liberation of Europe.

Faux News--Bergdahlzi full time without interruption.

Of course, because in the Rethug universe these events have equal historical weight.

I kept waiting for a Benghazi interruption.

Rethug 2014 Political Strategy in Two Words



We have a bright new dividing line in President Obama’s second term: there was everything that happened up until this weekend’s prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and then there was everything afterwards. There was the IRS, the VA, Obamacare, and Benghazi, and now there is Bergdahlzi. Republicans can hardly contain themselves. We’ve got a hot one here!

Benghazi and Bergdahlzi.

What a pack of rethug chickenhawk contemptible losers.

Rethug Disgraceful Response to Release of American Soldier

Given the outrage at the return of Sargent Bergdahl by rethugs future enlistment contracts for soldiers should be amended as followed:

*If you are captured you are on your own.

*If you are captured it's your fault. Don't expect help if a rethug is the Commander-In-Chief.

*If by some miracle you do return to the United States expect to be scorned and excoriated by chickenhawk rethugs.

*The new Rethug recruiting slogan: UNCLE DOESN'T WANT YOU BACK.

Modern Day Grave Robber



Two missing Sandy Hook memorial signs have been recovered in Herndon, Virginia -- far from the states from which they were stolen -- and a Virginia man has been charged in the case.

Andrew David Truelove, 28, is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center after Herndon police found the signs in a home where Truelove is renting a room from a family member.

One memorial sign was stolen from a playground in Mantoloking, New Jersey, and the other from Mystic, Connecticut. They were stolen about a month ago.

The signs were dedications to Sandy Hook Elementary School students: 7-year-old Chase Kowalski and 7-year-old Grace McDonnell, who were fatally shot in December 2012.

I don't think even Poe would have crafted this as a possible plot for one of his stories. What a ghoul.

Grumpy McCain, the V.A., and his War drumbeat

Grumpy McCain calls for heads to roll over the VA health care system as it is overwhelmed with new and old patients. At the same time, he has call for military interventions in something like 10 overseas situations (North Korea, Congo, Syria, Ukraine, stay in Iraq, stay in Afghanistan, etc.).

What a clown, and what a shame.

As Memorial Day is upon us,

and as a Vet, I have always gotten the feeling that once we leave the Service Rethugs classify Veterans as "takers."

To paraphrase Plato, "Only the dead, and Rethug chicken hawks, have seen the end of war."
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