Is Obama Already Bored with a Dying Gulf, Dead Dolphins and Dying Whales?

By |June 30th, 2010|

Thank the gods for Huffington Post. At least they're keeping the BP blowout up front, as the hurricane season brings "oil surf." Meanwhile, nobody but cable hosts are screaming about energy. Is there anything more important? Pres. Obama's already on to immigration tomorrow. Everyone is working towards what media talking heads are now calling the [...]

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Emasculating Democrats

By |June 30th, 2010|

If Bill Clinton was our first black president, as Toni Morrison once proclaimed, then Barack Obama may be our first woman president. [...] No, I'm not calling Obama a girlie president. But . . . he may be suffering a rhetorical-testosterone deficit when it comes to dealing with crises, with which he has been richly [...]

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If Thurgood Marshall Won’t Work, Go After Women

By |June 30th, 2010|

Republican senators have reached a new low. I didn't think it was possible. NRO and their "elves" on the right are on the warpath. Since smearing Thurgood Marshall wasn't enough, now they're going after Kagan using women as a shield. Amidst this, we learned what I believe is very good news in the smoke signals [...]

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Matt Taibbi Tees Off on Lara Logan

By |June 29th, 2010|

"I didn't fire McChrystal. The White House fired McChrystal. I believe they used this opportunity to get rid of someone they weren't happy with." - Michael Hastings on Stephen Colbert Michael Hastings' Rolling Stone article continues to ricochet. I think what Hastings said on Colbert last night is wholly believable. Crisis meets opportunity, Pres. Obama [...]

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Petraeus, Afghanistan and U.S. Nation Building

By |June 29th, 2010|

When Sen. McCain questioned Gen. Petraeus, he asked him if at time during the briefing if anyone in the military advised Pres. Obama to set a specific date to begin withdrawal. Petraeus said he was not aware of any. The video is below. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [...]

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Spy Novel Plot Under Our Noses

By |June 29th, 2010|

I'd like to introduce you to "Richard Murphy," "Cynthia Murphy," "Donald Howard Heathfield," "Tracey Lee Ann Foley," "Michael Zottoli," Patricia Mills," "Juan Lazaro," and "Vicky Pelaez." One alleged Canadian citizen is still at large, "Christopher R. Metsos." They're all on the hot seat for felony violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, and [...]

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Bill Clinton on Gulf Catastrophe: ‘Blow Up the Well’

By |June 28th, 2010|

"... Unless we send the Navy down deep, to blow up the well, and cover the leak with piles and piles and piles of rock and debris, which may become necessary. You don't have to use a nuclear weapon by the way, I've seen all that stuff, just blow it up. Unless we're going to [...]

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Mean Monday: Ivy League Supreme Court Amidst Krugman’s Dire Warning

By |June 28th, 2010|

"It will probably look more like the Long Depression than the much more severe Great Depression. But the cost - to the world economy and, above all, to the millions of lives blighted by the absence of jobs - will nonetheless be immense. And this third depression will be primarily a failure of policy. Around [...]

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Sen. Robert Byrd: From KKK to Voting for Obama

By |June 28th, 2010|

"The case this Administration tries to make to justify its fixation with war is tainted by charges of falsified documents and circumstantial evidence. We cannot convince the world of the necessity of this war for one simple reason. This is a war of choice. "There is no credible information to connect Saddam Hussein to 9/11. [...]

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Hard Truths About Afghanistan

By |June 27th, 2010|

"I think we put all our eggs in the Petraeus basket at this stage." - Sen. Diane Feinstein (on Fox News Sunday) Fire the ambassador! Fire Richard Holbrooke! That was Sen. Feinstein, saying that if there's a problem and Gen. Petraeus can't work with certain elements of the civilian leadership they should be "changed." Now, [...]

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