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Jo Fish

About Me:
Jo started blogging when the right-wingers started making utter, complete asses of themselves, which would be since around 2002 or so in their current incarnation as mind-sucking zombies. A life-long Democrat and career DFH whose parents voted for all the Kennedys at one time or another, he still has an "RFK for President" banner in his garage from 1968. Jo still flies airplanes for a major airline, and is proud of his safety record: his take-offs and landings are still equal in number. The cost of fuel may soon end that career, in which case he's planning to become a pan-handler or investment banker, whichever is more prestigious.
 
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http://usndemvet.com/blog
About Me:
Jo started blogging when the right-wingers started making utter, complete asses of themselves, which would be since around 2002 or so in their current incarnation as mind-sucking zombies. A life-long Democrat and career DFH whose parents voted for all the Kennedys at one time or another, he still has an "RFK for President" banner in his garage from 1968. Jo still flies airplanes for a major airline, and is proud of his safety record: his take-offs and landings are still equal in number. The cost of fuel may soon end that career, in which case he's planning to become a pan-handler or investment banker, whichever is more prestigious.

The Bailout is the Single Largest Non-Defense Appropriation Bill Ever

By: Sunday September 28, 2008 4:00 pm

This bail-out of such massive proportions that it actually (not virtually, not euphemistically, not metaphorically) is the largest single non-defense expenditure ever is about to pass into law, and hence history.Our Employees, the alleged representatives that we pay to go to Washington to be wined and dined by lobbyists, get phenomenal health benefits not available to you and me, and other unimaginable perks are about to give away Hundreds of Billions of dollars to salvage a mess on Wall Street that was foreseen by many, many folks for several years.

Glorious Beloved Deregulator Guy speaks

By: Wednesday September 24, 2008 8:45 pm

Listening to the Beloved Glorious Decider Guy tonight I was struck by two things. I had to actually go to whitehouse.gov to find the speech to see if my lying eyes could confirm what my partisan ears heard.With the situation becoming more precarious by the day, I faced a choice:

Deregulation now and forever XOXO, John

By: Tuesday September 23, 2008 4:00 pm

Even as he campaigns for his shot at being the third term of Beloved Glorious Leader, McCain can’t get out of his own way fast enough. Earlier this week he became “reformer” who is pushing for “regulation” of the banking industry whose deregulation he supported at the behest of all his lobbyist friends and BFF Phil Gramm.

Pakistan Flew Resupply Missions for Taliban During Fierce Battle With the US

By: Sunday September 21, 2008 9:00 pm

With all the financial brou-ha-ha going on over the last few days, there has been a bit of interesting news from the battlefields in Afghanistan. Apparently, a few Marine officers have noted and reported that Pakistani helicopters are running resupply missions for Taliban fighters inside Afghanistan.How nice, with friends like the Pakistanis, we sure don’t need any enemies in the Muslim world if this is a true allegation.Pakistani military forces

How To Send a Message to Congress Even They Will Listen To

By: Sunday September 21, 2008 4:15 pm

Reading Glenn Greenwald this afternoon, a commenter’s remark struck me…No need for pitchforks in the streets. Just encourage the masses of THE PEOPLE to cast their vote on the new unofficial election day, April 15th. That should do it. Good night and good luck Glenn.Think about that for a moment… even the dullest, non-voting American could be convinced to walk into their payroll department before September 30th this year and “Turn

Norquist’s Bathtub: Drowning Rape Victims Along With Government

By: Monday September 8, 2008 7:30 pm

Have to begin this post by offering a hat-tip to GregB (and AmericaBlog) for the pointer to this disgusting article. Apparently the tax-cutting, deficit-running administration of the (dis)honorable ex-mayor of Wasilla, Alaska decided to charge women who were sexually assaulted for the rape kits used in the investigation of the crime.

Parah Salin’ in Flyover Country

By: Sunday September 7, 2008 4:00 pm

The red-meat offered up by the lipstick-wearing pit bull from Alaska to the “base” of the republican party (aka cottage cheese) included an interesting and thinly-veiled pitch into the culture wars that the republicans are seeking to ignite over the next 60 days. Her Assembly-of-God Creationism is her ticket to her ringside seat in the culture wars of this years elections.

P.O.W – Politics of Whatever (gets you elected)

By: Sunday August 31, 2008 4:20 pm

John McCain was a POW. Did you know that? He ostensibly served his time in a cell getting “not tortured” (by current definitions anyhow) by his North Vietnamese captors, and their mentors from the old Soviet Union and Cuba. It’s an amazing story, one worth hearing, and I’m sure if you

John $3.16 – candidate for sale

By: Thursday August 28, 2008 4:30 pm

The ongoing saga of Johnny “Seven Tables” McCain continues and somehow we are getting treated to a media obsessed with the foibles of Obama’s vacation preferences and his apparent “elitism” because he went to Harvard and excelled, as opposed to McCain being a “Boat School” legacy who spent most of his academic career being a bottom feeding midshipman.

Losing their Majority

By: Sunday August 17, 2008 4:00 pm

Now that the Iraq war is well on its way into the sixth year, the US Army is having a retention problem of another sort… they are losing the officers that they need to run the war, not the Generals and Colonels who sit around swilling coffee and making plans to get into a nice cushy defense-contractor gig, but the mid-grade officers who run the

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