Tuesday, 22nd August 2017

Carthaginian Peace In The Levant

Posted on 22. Jul, 2014 by in Analysis, Current Events

Gaza burns

Israel is in yet another conflict with Palestine, and, like many of the previous ones, it a mess almost entirely of their own making.  Israel’s continual and unrelenting campaign to crush the Palestinian cause has ensured continued resistance from the beleaguered residents of the Gaza Strip. While they talk about ceasefire and detente, the Israelis […]

A Defeat For Common Sense, Decency, In Florida

Posted on 14. Jul, 2013 by in Analysis, Current Events


A great national tragedy befell the United States yesterday evening. George Zimmerman murdered a boy named Trayvon Martin and a jury decided that Mr. Zimmerman, despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, should go free. The situation may have been best summed up by civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton when he branded the outcome of […]

Sexually Assaulting Women In The Name Of Information

Posted on 14. Jun, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics


The Mendota Mental Health Institute might want to do another bed check, because it seems like their governor has slipped out of the facility for the umpteenth time. Wisconsin’s very own Union-busting Scott Walker, a relentless shill for the increasingly mentally maladjusted Republican Party, opened his mouth again, and, predictably, a torrent of stupidity came […]

Bipartisan Indignation Gives Way To GOP Demagoguery

Posted on 13. May, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics


It is a rare state of affairs when you find the sane people of the United States agreeing with the Republican reactionary establishment on any point, but it is difficult (or at least politically inexpedient) to come out on the side of censorship in the United States. On Friday officials at the IRS admitted that, […]

The ‘Red Line’ The U.S. Crossed Long Ago

Posted on 27. Apr, 2013 by in Analysis, Politics


The cheerleaders of the military industrial complex are revving themselves up for yet another American misadventure overseas.  Sketchy, second-hand reports have appeared that seem to confirm the limited use of sarin gas by forces under the control of president-for-life Bashar al-Assad against Syrian rebels.  President Obama had previously marked the use of chemical weapons in […]

There Is No Alternative: Thatcher Destroyed Great Britain

Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by in Analysis, History

There Is No Alternative: Thatcher Destroyed Great Britain

A mighty tyrant passed from this world recently. No, I am not writing about Hugo Chavez, though the person I have in mind has much in common with that bombastic and verbose dictator of resource-rich Venezuela. Both he and my subject have a meticulously-built cult of personality surrounding them, dappled generously with strong hints of […]

Portman Punts On GOP’s Anti-Gay Party Planks

Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics

Rob Portman and his son, Will

Rob Portman, a conservative windbag that until recently viewed gay men and women as some sort of second class citizenry, has suddenly decided maybe it isn’t such a bad idea to let those sodomites do what they like, instead of having them “be put to death” (his religion’s solution for that “problem” – see Leviticus […]

Roe v. Raed: The A-Wassailing Edition

Posted on 23. Dec, 2012 by in Current Events, Politics


Today’s topic: Political chicanery with a Christmas twist! Dreaming Of A Working Government by Theodore Roe Three years ago I wrote a little ditty about how the Democrat-dominated legislature couldn’t stop writing stupid laws. Now they can’t seem to write anything at all. So, without further ado, I give you my rendition of White Christmas […]

Supreme Court To Hear Landmark Gay Rights Cases

Posted on 09. Dec, 2012 by in Analysis, Current Events


This has been a major final quarter of the year for sanity. First President Barack Obama soundly trounced his backwards, flip-flopping corporate raider opponent Mitt Romney, and has taken this mandate to the next level by refusing to extend tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans at the cost of the 99%. Then, in a move […]

The GOP “Is Full Of Racists”

Posted on 28. Oct, 2012 by in Current Events, Politics


The Republican Party “is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of… (that) party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, […]