We are in uncharted territory, in the land of shiny objects. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. — Martin Luther King Without Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange is just another fringe actor who resents what he sees as American hegemonic hubris. — P.J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State, 2009 -2011 […]
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Dispatches from Wolf Country — Old Men Yelling at Clouds The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may […]
Take a little bitty town elect a mayor of the little bitty town A square little man to make it go around squares make the world go round Pick out a state elect a governor of the state A square little man to make it go around squares make the world go round (Hey) squares […]
The new name for the Democrat Party should rightly be the CONTRA-CONSTITUTIONAL PARTY. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, contra means, in opposition or contrast to, which is a perfect description of the modern day Democrat Party’s opposition to the U.S. Constitution. It can no longer be thought of as the party of John F. Kennedy […]
Makes iron-arsed old Irish guys from upstate like me tear up Frenetic activity and absurd levels of impossible expectation The Bits of Sadness, Madness and Joy Remain As an Irish-American Non-believing and Non-believing Catholic, I have had a changing relationship with Christmas. I suppose it was baby-boomer child prosperity that caused us all to have […]
Let them ask What would Lee do? Kind of a dicey relationship with politics Don’t treat Alabama folks like they’re stupid! “Wondering what it’s coming to and how it got this far”–Guy Clark, Texas 1947 We’re here of course because Alabama has had kind of a dicey relationship with politics in recent decades. Luther […]
What force or guile could not subdue Thro’ many warlike ages, Is wrought now by a coward few For hireling traitor’s wages. The English steel we could disdain, Secure in valour’s station. But English gold has been our bane: Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation! But, pith and power, till my last hour, […]
Word Press asked, “What’s on your mind” this Black Friday morning?Two things, really: The wealth of premier league Rugby this weekend; and, oddly enough, the intersection between someone who probably have should been nominated as Poet Laureate and a recovering Republican Congressman who’s marrying a blonde, Democratic policy wonk — Maya Angelou and Joe Scarborough. […]
Anybody else got gallows humor thought about that coffee cup? We always figured that the presidents — from Washington to Obama — had a pretty good idea of what they were supposed to be doing and would try to do it. This guy? Not so much. No unifying theme except his ego, insecurity, greed, and pathological […]
Reagan, his sane advisers and possibly Nancy’s astrologer became concerned… Rising tide might lift all boats, but not all boats rise at the same rate I remember waiting for my wife to get out of work on a wet, rainy evening in 1982, sitting in my VW Sirocco in a spring rain at Fort Huachuca, […]
A $24 million “bait and switch” college education scam — targeting U.S. military veterans could send two women to prison.
We covered a lot of ground in Part I that addressed the NFL football players denigrating the American flag, disrespecting the National Anthem, and throwing mud in the face of the first responders who protect the American citizens from mayhem, crime, and anarchy – the police and law enforcement officers across the country. I called […]
The current spectacle of the NFL football players denigrating the American flag, disrespecting the National Anthem, and throwing mud in the face of the first responders who protect the American citizens from mayhem, crime, and anarchy – the police and law enforcement officers across the country, is despicable and anti-American. Additionally, such behavior is tantamount […]
Members of Congress from Virginia say chronic late payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs to doctors are jeopardizing care for the state’s aging veteran population.
Following repeated last-minute requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs for billions of dollars to keep a private care access program running, lawmakers have introduced legislation to crack down on how the agency comes calling for more money.
April may be the cruelest month, but this October has been an absolute nightmare, and I see no reason to hope it’s going to get better. The south continues to be targeted by a succession of hurricanes, and the Republicans are now planning a succession of attempts to lower taxes on the rich. Since Houston, […]
The definition of integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking. How do you apply an appropriate term to an individual who tells a blatant lie in front of 330 million people, and then tries to excuse his falsehood with even more lies? Has the American public grown so use to the […]
Trump administration wants to weaken law protecting veterans from predatory for-profit colleges, senators say
The Trump administration is moving to waive an ethics law that some senators say protects veterans from predatory for-profit colleges, and they are urging officials to change course and keep the protections in place.
Three Wisconsin legislators have come together to propose a bill to create an alert system when veterans go missing.
The impact of the 21st Century in its short phylogenesis has produced a pseudonymous willingness to accept the most threatening viewpoints and behavior yet seen on the planet. Implied within this overview is the precept that free will is the natural basis of our collective makeup. Nevertheless, the flight from personal liberty and […]
Federal officials plan to crack down on what they view as predatory lending schemes — reminiscent of the toxic practices seen during the housing boom
“Once Upon A Time, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away” the left wing of the political spectrum were the vanguard of opposing the globalist warfare matrix. The anti-war movement changed the world in the 1960’s and stopped the bloody carnage in Viet Nam. Judging by today’s standards, that world is forgotten and the replacement culture […]
The effort reflects the party’s determination to retake control of at least one chamber of Congress next year.
Are you disappointed with Donald Trump’s bellicose continuing with the deployment in Afghanistan? Well, if you are not; you should be. Predicting a non-ideological President, who prides himself on making pragmatic decisions, raises prognostication to a new level of mystical proportions. Instilling hope during an election campaign seldom translates into dynamic action on every pledge […]
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would likely have negative consequences for veterans, a group that Republicans lawmakers typically champion, according to a report released by the nonprofit Rand Corporation on Thursday.
To hear Reps. Joyce Beatty and Steve Stivers tell it, Columbus is an ideal place to host the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
With some Republicans and Democrats lining up to pass a legislative version of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)—the Obama-era program that protects young children of immigrants from deportation
There comes a time, usually proceeding an election, when we stop to think about those who will promise us anything in exchange for our vote. We all know the folks I am referring to . . . yup, it’s the same individual running for office that if elected will spend nearly all of his/her time, […]
Did he bring the family? What’s the Mother’s name.Mary, oh, I’m so nervous! I read the book today, Mary Hail, Hail Mary. Lenny Bruce, 1967 The problem with people who bring religion to their politics is that they’re obsessed with sex. It’s never “I’m a devout Anglican, therefore I couldn’t possibly vote for a […]
One ad for a 2018 congressional candidate shows him wearing a T-shirt with an unofficial Marine Corps motto, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”