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CNN Correspondents Slurp Corporate Ass Juice

A few days back, Jon Stewart had a great segment ridiculing CNN for “playing journalist” by getting tough on an SNL skit for “not getting the facts right,” even though CNN regularly allows health insurance shills to trash healthcare reform…

Posted on: October 16th, 2009 | Comments (10)

What's The Border Fence Good For? Subsidizing Mexican Scrap Metal Entrepreneurs

Border Barrier Blues: Mexican footpaths on the Arizona side of the fence Last week, the Government Accountability Office released a depressing audit of the US-Mexico border fence we’ve been trying to put up for the past three years. The report caused about…

Posted on: September 24th, 2009 | Comments (27)

The Great Gazoo Returns: “Don’t Scrap The Missile Shield, Dumb-Dumbs!”

The best reason to support President Obama’s decision to dump Bush’s Star Wars program is that the neocons are outraged. They’re wrong about everything: the geopolitical world’s biggest losers, punditry’s equivalent of the Chrysler car design unit. Everything that comes…

Posted on: September 19th, 2009 | Comments (45)

Usain Bolt vs. A Cheetah

It was in the news the other day that a cheetah had achieved the fastest recorded cheetah-time, running 100 meters in just over 6 seconds, which is about 36 mph. What the hell? That’s the fastest recorded cheetah time? Are…

Posted on: September 12th, 2009 | Comments (53)

Afghanistan Syndrome: There Are More Americans Fighting In Afghanistan Today Than The Soviets Deployed At Their Peak

This article first appeared in Alternet. America now has more military personnel in Afghanistan than the Red Army had at the peak of the Soviet invasion and occupation of that country. According to a Congressional Research Service report, as of March…

Posted on: September 3rd, 2009 | Comments (70)

Uncivil War: Cousin Against Cousin

How does your extended family shake out politically? Me, I come from a rabid tribe of right-wingers containing a renegade band of fulminating lefties, plus a couple of pleasant and reasonable moderates nobody listens to. Fortunately we’re all scattered across…

Posted on: August 19th, 2009 | Comments (23)

Living With Cons and Paupers in Canada's Arctic Waters

I came to extreme poverty late in life, and did very badly at it. I should have done some kind of crime. But what kind? That’s what I couldn’t figure out. What kind of crime can you actually do, if…

Posted on: August 18th, 2009 | Comments (67)