Category Archives: Bush

The Hate America Crowd

“I love America. Do you?” Since 9/11 that statement/question has been employed — often with depressing effectiveness — to reduce any would-be critic of the Bush administration to stammering out a half-hearted response, and to derail any serious critique past … Continue reading

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Why It Matters Who’s Watching Our Ports

A lot has been said about the matter of handing a United Arab Emirates firm control of 6 U.S. ports. So much, in fact, that I haven’t felt the need to say much about it until now. Last week, I … Continue reading

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Making it More Broken

Does it even need saying anymore? I haven’t posted about the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samara, because I honestly haven’t had the heart. Just seeing the pictures of the mosque before and after the bombing, side by side, … Continue reading

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Ask Not…

… what your country can do for you, but who you can do for your country. I’d really have to think about it. And I’d still probably end up saying “Fuck it. The country ain’t worth that.” On the other … Continue reading

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Starting? It’s Already Here.

This, says Kos diarist Maccabee, is how it starts. However, looking at how many of these stories I’ve blogged already — enough that I’d start a category for them if the McCarthyism Watch wasn’t already doing the work of compiling … Continue reading

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Chronic Scandal Fatigue Syndrome

I’ve mentioned it a few times here, this condition I seem to have picked up in the past few months and can’t shake. I wake up in the morning, I look at the news, and I just feel tired. I … Continue reading

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Still Uppity, After All These Years

I guess  Joseph Lowery and I — along with the people who stood and applauded his remarks at Coretta Scott King’s funeral — just don’t get how black folks are supposed to behave at funerals. (Nevermind how many opportunities there … Continue reading

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That Crazy Compassionate Conservatism

These are times that try the souls of men and women. They’re also times that give me a headache. To be honest, lately it takes a real effort to work myself up to blog something. It’s not for lack of … Continue reading

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Human-Animal Hybrids

I purposely didn’t watch the SOTU last night. As usual, I can’t stand to hear the president speak. However based on what everyone else is blogging about today, I missed a pretty good show. And apparently, I picked up months … Continue reading

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Fundies of a Feather

Vote together. At least they do at the U.N., where the Bush administration found common ground Iran’s fundamentalist government: both have a strong faith-based hatred of homos and any talk of human rights for homos. For the Bush administration, that … Continue reading

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The Freying of America

Several years ago, I was a regular Oprah viewer. I had my VCR (that should tell you how long ago) set to record her show every afternoon, and I’d watch it while having dinner after work. When I read elsewhere … Continue reading

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Wyden Wises Up

File this under “once bitten, twice shy.” After being burned once by supporting a Bush nominee to the Supreme Court — namely, John Roberts and his vote to overturn Oregon’s physician assisted suicide law — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden appears to have … Continue reading

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End Times? Show Time!

I have to admit, I have a fascination with a certain movie genre. I have for years, actually. It started years ago when I came across The Rapture at my local Blockbusters, and rented it as soon as I read … Continue reading

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Wanted: An Opposition Party

In repose to a previous post, commenter Steve writes: I wouldn’t like it either if I were in your shoes.  But the answer isn’t to nitpick every little thing along the way.  The answer is to come up with some … Continue reading

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Clinton/Gore

No, Bill and Al aren’t paring up for another run. But Hillary and Al both took some serious swipes at the Bush administration and the Republican congress yesterday. Hillary Clinton gave an MLK Day speech in Harlem, that probably got … Continue reading

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