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|Officer Wilson's Incompetence
I'll defer to the Grand Jury on the indictment of Officer Wilson - they heard the evidence and I didn't - but I think we can all agree he is incompetent. He sees two teens walking in the middle of ...
|Austerity, A Children's Story
Once upon a time two famous professors from an even more famous school conducted a study to determine whether there was a relationship between a country’s debt and economic activity. The two ...
|Illinois Senator Kirk Votes Against Sandy Aid
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk voted against aid for victims of Sandy. Evidently, being a stroke victim hasn't offered him any insight into the other guy's problems and instead he returned to his ...
|Chicago Marathon 19 Mile Marker and My Challenge
The guy below held the sign for hours while forty five thousand runners ran by it. I'm sure there were Romney supporters who saw it but he didn't care if he offended. Rather, he called out Mr. ...
|I'm of the 47% and I Subsidize Mr. Romney
That's right, I've worked full time since 1983, voted Democractic since 1980, and never asked for a handout. Now I'm a freeloader. You can suck my Mitt. Forgetting for a moment that this is ...
|If the Voucher System is so Great, Why the Delay?
If the Romney/Ryan/Republican's Medicare voucher plan is so great, why don't they implement their plan immediately? Instead, they created a two tier system - current Medicare recipients get the ...
|PAUL KRUGMAN, HERO
Paul Krugman has been promoting his book "End This Depression Now," which means he has been on a myriad of radio shows. I've listened to at least ten interviews that are available as Podcasts on ...
|Fiscal Stimulus Still the Only Remedy
What’s so disturbing about the deficit reduction fiasco is that it fails to address the problem that’s in front of our face. Yes, of course, the deficit is a problem and has been since ...
|Future Speaker of the House Campaigned for a Guy Who Likes to Dress Like a Nazi
Our new speaker of the House is a guy who campaigned last week for Rich Iott (R-Ohio), a guy who likes to dress up like a Nazi. The third man in line to Presidency could very well be a guy who ...
|Sarah Palin, national security risk
Sarah Palin is a national security risk. We are in negotiations with Iran on issues of grave importance and this nutcase starts talking about invading Iran. Now, I know I have 40 year old barbells ...
|Who's to Blame and What to Do.
Let me get his straight, no health care reform, no cap and trade legislation, no banking legislation, no jobs bill, Guantanamo still opened, no trials for terrorists... Do I need to go on? Why did ...
|We Need Some Effective Leadership, Now.
I'm struck by the complete lack of competent leadership of the Democratic Party. It's absolutely shocking. Can you imagine Lyndon Johnson putting up with this? They have a majority in both houses ...
|Bugger off Liz Cheney and let the trials begin.
Over the past few days I’ve seen the debate on trying terrorists in American courts and I’m shocked by the willingness to even discuss an alternative. Yeah, I get the fact that torture ...
|A Letter to Mike Ross (D-Ark) and his ilk
Dear Mike, I just heard that you said you would "never vote for a bill to kill old people, period." Yeah, no kidding, but the last time I checked, no one is asking you to vote to kill old people. ...
|Where are the Deathers Getting Their "Information"?
I'm not sure how the "Deather" story has become a story, but it's a great opportunity to disabuse us some right wing wackos. It became obvious to me at lunch today that no one knows where the "...
|You can't be reasonable with someone who isn't.
I’ve heard a week of broadcasts about “town halls” being taken over by the lunatic right wing and can only conclude the Democrats ability to screw up an opportunity is mind-boggling.
|Eric Cantor, Male Prostitute
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) took some time off last night to see a Britany Spears concert. Now I don't besmirch a man his free time and generally operate on the "live and let live" ...
|Democrats, stop playing nice.
Barack, enough with placating Republican. Who cares. They ran our country into the crapper and we still have to play nice? Enough already. Give the bipartisanship experiment a rest. It isn't ...
|Senate's sanctimony disgusts me. Where has it been?
I'm sorry but the appointment of Roland Burris was a good one. He's well respected, honest and would do a good job for Illinois and America. So what that he was appointed by a dope. Remember ...
|We Already Subsidize Southern Car Manufacturers.
While the Republican Senators from the south stumble over each other to denounce the auto bailout bill, I got to thinking why. The obvious reason is that they are trying to bust the UAW and protect ...
|Why are companies so big?
Today, we learned tht Citibank is the next company in need of aid. What irks me the most about the need for these bailouts is the argument used to justify the aid. You know, the one that says if ...
|Barack, get an apology.
I'm outraged at McCain's gutless behavior. What a presumptuos, pompous blowhard. He still hasn't said whether he will show up for the debate or not. What an insult to all of us. He seems to ...
|How much does Palin know?
Why hasn't Palin been interviewed? Obviously, the answer is that the McCain/Palin campaign is afraid of her showing her lack of knowledge and I thought, What doesn't she know? So, being a guy and ...
|Surrogates need some coaching.
For the first time in my life I watched the clips of the news programs on Sunday morning. (I usually watch European soccer.) I scanned between channels, so I didn’t see everything, but I was ...
|Palin has earmarked the earmark for Bridge. Unbelievable.
Shocking. Alaska still has $73,000,000.00 of the cash that had been originally earmarked for the Bridge to Nohwere is currently sitting in an account to pay for the Bridge to Nowhere. Evidently, ...
|News Bulletin: No shot fired during the Cold War.
Of all the comments Governor Palin has said so far in the interview with Charlie Giboson, the most shocking to me is the followng: "We cannot repeat the Cold War. We are thankful that, under Reagan,...
|Wes Clark is to be feared so attack.
The false anger of Republicans can only be explained in one way, they are insanely afraid of Wes Clark as a Vice President. They have got to discredit Clark to make him less palatable as a Vice ...
|Tired of the Clinton campaign? I am.
What tires me out about the Clinton campaign is simply that they started out playing the same game as the Obama campaign, but when they realized they had lost they changed the rules. I'm sorry, the ...
|Indiana results prove Obama competent.
I was shocked to just read that Obama lost Indiana by just over 11,000 votes. On election night I was reading posts on Daily Kos and recall seeing one that said inside sources of the Obama campaign ...
|Why hasn't Ms. Clinton won?
Why hasn’t Ms. Clinton taken personal responsibility for the failure of her campaign? She was the prohibitive favorite who hasn’t been able to beat a first term African American Senator ...
|Ferraro isn't a racist, her comments are just dumb.
Barack Obama is where he is because of his race? Yeah, no kidding. If he's white, this race would have been over months ago. Ferraro probably wasn't as articulate as she should have been, ...
|Why is Barak O'Bama winning?
Why is Barak O’Bama still in the race let along winning it? How does a first term African American Senator with a funny name lead a former First Lady of a popular and good Democratic President?
|Hillary's 3:00 a.m. moment.
The closest thing to a “3:00 a.m.” moment Ms. Clinton has had to date was her Senate vote authorizing Mr. Bush to invade Iraq. And what did she do in her moment of truth? She, along ...
|Just some questions about the stimulus package and the mortgage crisis.
I was listening to piece on "60 Minutes" last night about the mortgage crisis and I got to thinking about four things. First, the "stimulus package" is in response to the economy slowing down, ...
|Only p*****s want to leave Iraq.
The Administration’s strategy to justify staying in Iraq is that “only p*****s want to leave Iraq.” I know, Petraeus and Crocker’s testimony will be an “important”
|The fallacy of Cheney's "9/11 changed everything" excuse.
Cheney said in 1994 and in 2000 that invading Iraq would result in a quagmire, sectarian violence and the splitting up of the country. Now, Cheney and his enablers justify the invasion because &...
|Iraq a year from now?
Forget September 2007 or the spring 2008, the Democratic Party hasn’t got the stones to confront this Administration on Iraq and they never will. So, given this reality, the question now is ...
|The Futility of Taking the Executive Branch Seriously
The reason Congress' ratings are so low is simple: They still take the Executive branch seriously despite the fact that the Executive branch shows nothing but disdain for the Legislative branch. I'
|Health Insurance or Iraq
Today I met a 25 year old guy who has been diagnosed with cancer and doesn’t have any health insurance. He recently underwent emergency surgery to remove polyps and cancer from the infected ...
|How is Being in Iraq Protecting America?
Are the soldiers in Iraq fighting for our freedom? I don't relish the thought but everytime I hear of a death of another American soldier accompanied by the "he/she died to protect our freedom", I ...
|At What Point?
At what point do Republicans and, yes, even some Democrats say enough? You enable a drunk, he stays a drunk. The evidence of incompetence - perhaps evil – of this Administration this week ...
|Democratic Convention and Fox "news"
I propose that the Democratic National Convention of 2008 ban Fox News from reporting inside the Convention. Bar their "reporters" from being inside the convention, prohibit them from reporting or ...
|Proposed Troop Increases Below Pre War Estimates
Increasing troop strength in Iraq by 20,000 or 30,000 is insufficient and is not going to make much of a difference. What ever happened with the Powell Doctrine? I look back to General Shinseki&...
|230 Americans Dead Every 100 Days, No End In Sight.
As sure as the sun goes up , so long as America continues to occupy/liberate/help Iraq, 230 American troops will be killed every 100 days. Macabre? Defeatist? Perhaps, but it is unavoidably true.
|The War That No One Dare Speak Its Name||billj1||09/28/2006||2||4||-||-|
|How will we know we won in Iraq?||billj1||09/01/2006||26||6||-||-|
|General Comments on Iraq: lists, High Fidelity, and Yes Prime Minister||billj1||08/17/2006||2||1||-||-|
|Baghdad Burning: Saturday, August 5, 2006||billj1||08/04/2006||13||10||1||1|
|MEDIA BLITZ TO HIDE THE COSTS OF WAR||billj1||06/14/2006||-||1||-||-|
|My Head Almost Exploded Today||billj1||04/12/2006||9||6||-||-|
|I am embarrassed for my party.||billj1||03/14/2006||12||5||-||-|
|Bush's Gaffes, or Why My Head is About to Explode||billj1||02/21/2006||7||-||-||-|
|Health Savings Accounts Will Save the World, Huh.||billj1||02/16/2006||17||2||-||-|
|America Gone Awry, or Where Have You Gone Joe Dimaggio||billj1||02/06/2006||1||1||-||-|
|Foreign Communications Tapped||billj1||02/05/2006||4||-||-||-|
|Dems Need Some Media Savvy||billj1||02/04/2006||10||4||-||-|
|2006 and 2008: Simpel Campaign Theme||billj1||01/27/2006||7||1||-||-|
|Take up Rove's Challenge||billj1||01/20/2006||8||3||-||-|
|Ohio's pathetic Schmidt||billj1||11/18/2005||5||1||-||-|
|Bush, Veterans' Day and propriety.||billj1||11/11/2005||2||4||-||-|
|ASK MCCLELLAN IF BUSH WILL PARDON ANYONE||billj1||10/30/2005||9||5||-||-|
|Indictment Questions: Rove tetifies againts Libby?||billj1||10/28/2005||7||2||-||-|
|C. Sec. Rice: Clueless then. Clueless now. Clueless forever?||billj1||10/02/2005||7||9||-||-|
|The Republican and its Party over Country: A Primer in Patriotism for the 21st Century||billj1||09/16/2005||2||-||1||-|
|Another Excuse: Or, Bush's Dog Ate His Homework||billj1||09/12/2005||18||4||-||-|
|bin Laden and freedom||billj1||09/11/2005||2||-||-||-|
|The Blame Game is Good/Silence is Bad.||billj1||09/07/2005||1||2||-||-|
|Enablers, the Press and Alcholics||billj1||09/05/2005||2||2||-||-|
|Chicago offered FEMA help before Katrina||billj1||09/02/2005||6||5||-||-|
|Bush and John Barry||billj1||08/28/2005||-||1||-||-|
|Crawford and the Disconnect||billj1||08/27/2005||6||3||-||-|
|"Stay the Course" to Nowhere||billj1||08/21/2005||3||-||-||-|
|Bush Reading List and Evolution||billj1||08/18/2005||11||4||-||-|
|Should We Stay or Should We Go||billj1||08/12/2005||8||1||-||-|
|Rove and Continued Republican Silence||billj1||08/07/2005||8||11||-||-|
|Bush and the "Opposite Meaning Rule"||billj1||08/03/2005||4||5||-||-|
|Rove and Republican Congressman||billj1||07/23/2005||5||3||-||-|
|ROVE, REPUBLICANS AND THE SILENCE||billj1||07/22/2005||29||8||-||-|
|Bush's Admission of Stupidity||billj1||07/18/2005||5||2||-||-|
|Source of the Niger Documents is the Smoking Gun||billj1||07/10/2005||4||11||-||-|
|Plame and the Cabal of Quite Reporters||billj1||07/06/2005||3||-||-||-|
|A Silly Rationale for Being in Iraq||billj1||07/04/2005||13||4||-||-|
|Bush's Speech: Hide the Ball for a Little While Longer||billj1||06/27/2005||4||2||-||-|
|Response to Rove: Where's bin Laden||billj1||06/23/2005||5||-||-||-|
|Paragraph 10 of DSM 2.||billj1||06/19/2005||3||3||-||-|
|UK Conditions for War: July 2002. What happened?||billj1||06/16/2005||2||2||-||-|
|Typical carping amongst ourselves||billj1||06/11/2005||2||2||-||-|
|Cost of Iraq War.||billj1||06/08/2005||2||-||-||-|
|Cost/Benefit of the Iraq War||billj1||06/05/2005||6||4||-||-|
|The Social Security Switcheroo||billj1||05/08/2005||2||2||-||-|
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