29 Dec 2014

“Let’s declare victory and go home”

I’d say better delusional this way than the other…but you are still choosing your own fantasy. The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led

24 Dec 2014

Blame it on Benghazi!?

Darrell Issa’s record of sound and fury signifying nothing” continues. Probe fails to link IRS scandal to White House

23 Dec 2014

Finally, some rational perspective

And by that of course I mean, no rationality or perspective whatsoever, just pure nausea: Rudy Giuliani: 2 NYC Cops Were Killed Because Obama Told Everyone To ‘Hate The Police’ Says the man who had the act of “rape via broom handle by police” named after him.  

22 Dec 2014

Yeah, that seems about right…

Is this the proportional response? Hustler boss Larry Flynt announced that he’s producing a parody version of ‘The Interview’ as a response to the film being pulled from theaters amid threats by hackers linked to North Korea.   So many levels of exploitation in one simple short paragraph.

19 Dec 2014

I’m not sure we really know the meaning of that word…

Or we do: we just, as in all things like big portions. The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response, although the White House stopped short of blaming North Korea. How

18 Dec 2014

The not so-great dictated to

Charlie Chaplin can parody Hitler in 1940 (shortly after The Three Stooges, no less!) but the guys who made Pineapple Express cannot parody Kim Jong-Un? We’ve really come a long way, huh?

17 Dec 2014

Still awaiting evidence for Steve King, however…

It’s not all darkness and cold. Well, I guess it is, but anyway. NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill. “This temporary increase

16 Dec 2014

To preserve (themselves) and protect (themselves)

What apparently passes for good police work in Ohio (and undoubtedly elsewhere): Police aggressively questioned the tearful girlfriend of a young black man they had just shot dead as he held a BB gun in an Ohio supermarket – accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail, and suggesting that

15 Dec 2014

At least Operation Paperclip

Had arguably redeeming qualities…it wasn’t an out-and-out sequel. The CIA officer tasked with interrogating the most important prisoners in America’s secret detention programme allegedly abused captives during the agency’s covert operations in Latin America in the 1980s, it has emerged. The US Senate’s three-year inquiry into the CIA’s use of

12 Dec 2014

It’s never a good sign when you start paraphrasing Judy Miller

Shorter CIA: “We were fucking right!” Well, right if you mean, gave Dick Cheney a chance to get his shriveled possibly mechanical, definitely metaphorical, rocks off. CIA Director John Brennan has defended the agency’s post-9/11 interrogation methods but admitted some techniques were “harsh” and “abhorrent”. I’m sure there will never