US Politics

Support the fabulously wealthy! Help destroy democracy!

Brian Wed, 2019-09-04 04:05

A one-time opportunity!

Support the Oligarchy, the CIA, and the nation's biggest, most entitled U.S. billionaire with one t-shirt!! Show the world your unquestioning loyalty to the wealthy and powerful.

Fabulous offer! Only $45. ($30 if you don't mind your taxes being audited, unlike Jeff Bezos's.)

Washington Post: Democracy dies in darkness—That's why we spread so much of it!

True Meaning of July 4th

Brian Thu, 2019-07-04 15:27

And now, a word from our sponsors!

Warmongering Corporate America: Thanks for your service, chumps!

America—Land of the ambitious

Brian Mon, 2019-07-01 17:44

It's America, little girl! You can be anything you want to be; why, you might even be President some day!

Oligarchy—Good enough for me!

Brian Sun, 2019-06-30 17:32

Always trying to be helpful, I've created a special lapel button for people who'll vote for the DNC-designated candidate, who can barely wait for the DNC to pick a POTUS candidate for them.

I'm with O — the Oligarchy's good enough for me!

That Ilhan Omar! She's ON to Something!

Brian Thu, 2019-03-07 07:09

(US Representative Ilhan Omar, the first female Muslim ever to be elected to the US Congress, is in a heap of trouble over her statement of the bleedingly obvious—that donations to Congresspeople from the American Israel Political Action Committee influence their views on Israel in Congressional votes. Perish the thought!)

US Congress—It's about the Benjamins!

Shlomo Sand's "The Invention of the Jewish People"—IMPORTANT!

Brian Tue, 2018-09-25 18:42

If anything bedevils our world today, preventing great masses of humankind from living in peace, it's the Israel/Palestine conflict. It is a very, very strong belief of most Israeli Jews, many other Jews, and sympathetic pro-Zionists of other religions that Jews everywhere have a right to return to their "homeland" of some 2,000 years ago, from which their ancestors were cast out.

But what if today's Israelis and Jews living elsewhere are not the descendents of the Judeans of so long ago? What if they are not the "seed of Abraham"? What if the whole "right of return" is fraudulent?

Shlomo Sand, Professor Emeritus, History, Tel Aviv University

White Cops: Do we really need 'em?

Brian Mon, 2017-07-10 22:01

(Achtung! Sarcasm alert!)

There's been a lot of concern lately about police violence in the United States. Police kill over 1,000 people, mostly fellow Americans, every year.

Perhaps not surprisingly, in a country where race is at the root of so much of its history and culture, African-Americans are disproportionately the victims, astonishingly so.

Patrolman Yanez, scared to death, shoots shoots shoots shoots shoots shoots shoots

Intercept in bed with the dark side: OMG! Russian hackers!

Brian Tue, 2017-06-06 21:26

One of yesterday's big stories, at least on my Facebook wall, was a The Intercept big scoop. They published a story on a National Security Agency (NSA) document that had been leaked to them.

(The federal contractor employee involved has been arrested and charged with nefarious national security offences. But that's a tragic story I won't be able to deal with here.)

The Intercept: Why are they printing  this BS?

Putin not our "friend"? So what?

Brian Tue, 2017-05-30 22:33

One of the big problems of today, as far as I'm concerned, is the staying power in the "West" of Russophobia, or, more specifically, Putin-phobia. Considering how close we are to nuclear war with Russia, for no really good reason, it seems to me a lot of people ought to smarten up.

One of my favourite internet authors, one Caitlin Johnstone, is a major critic of the current wave of Russophobia that's clearly driving otherwise sensible people in the United States, mostly Democrats, to lose their minds—the apparent belief that every major problem in the U.S. is Vladimir Putin's fault.

Seth Rich, RIP, murdered

Bernie Sanders wants us to Drink the Kool-Aid

Brian Sat, 2017-05-20 13:10

(Achtung! I despise Donald Trump. Maybe even more than you. I've despised him for many, many years, since long before he decided to run for POTUS. This is not a pro-Trump piece. I discuss here what I believe to be the actual situation.)

A couple days ago Bernie Sanders served us a great Big Gulp™ of kool-aid about Trump and Russia.

Bernie Sanders: Hates war, but loves "defence" industry jobs

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