Nostradumbass

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 1:30 am

One could literally put up post after post on the tragic stupidity of Paul Wolfowitz (still getting paid to utter his ever-erring pie whole)…and I guess I will take part.

 

Late Night: Crappy Anniversary

By: Thursday March 20, 2014 8:00 pm

It’s hard to believe that eleven dreadful years have passed since the Iraq War was launched before a credulous public, partly because of old age and partly because not a one of its invariably ardent advocates has suffered any professional opprobrium; and worse, many are still treated as what we laughably call “National Security Experts.”

Well, obviously this has all worked out well

By: Monday January 27, 2014 1:30 am

The invasion and occupation of Afghanistan has accomplished more than just corruption, oil-company options, opium money, and fiery death from the sky.
Nope, the hellscape that is, and has long been Afghanistan has managed to become even worse.

Revisiting Bush’s Redaction of Saudi Terrorism Financing

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 3:21 pm

With relationships changing between the US and major actors in the Middle East, perhaps it is inevitable that the issue of Saudi Arabia’s funding of terrorism in the US is being revisited.

Congressmembers Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) recently got access to unredacted copies of the 2002 report of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry (JICI) on 9/11. You may recall that 28 pages of that document had been redacted by George W. Bush for “national security purposes”. It has been widely reported that the 28 missing pages of the JICI report document a money trail from the Saudi Royal Family to the 9/11 hijackers.

Oh look at that “new reality” we created

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 1:30 am

And in that “Reality” we created in Iraq, a decade plus after “Shock and Awe” and Commander Codpieces being flown to an aircraft carrier to proclaim “Mission Accomplished”…

A Decade’s worth of stupid

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:30 am

Well, that’s comforting…knowing your most bitter cynical assumption about the Bush Administration turned out to be right. The rest, not so much.

Wise words

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 1:30 am

The past decade and the delusion of how conservatives skewed reality all summarized in one paragraph.

Sunday Late Night: Veepstakes BushStank

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 8:01 pm

Here’s the central aspect of the Rmoney Presidential Campaign: he and his rich cronies need the American people, engaging our vaunted short-term memory, to forget all about the global depredation and financial collapse of the Bush Years. Mitt’s rebranded the GOP to be all about a Businessman President, who’s Compassionate Yet Principled, who will deregulate America to get bureaucrats out of the way of entrepreneurs and Big Bidness. Also: taxcuts!

Wait, how is this different from W?

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ted Rall, The Book of O(bama): From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 1:59 pm

It’s July 1, 2012. We’re rapidly approaching the fourth anniversary of the murder of the American middle class, the Dark Times when our corporate-controlled government, draped in the disguise of democracy, announced in (allegedly) Willie Sutton fashion, that the only way to save the country from financial ruin was to transfer all of our life savings into the offshore bank accounts of the 1%-ers like Jamie “Diamonds” Dimon, Lloyd “Blank Check” Blankfein, Vikram “the Bandit” Pandit, and Ken “Platinum Parachute” Lewis. Distracted by the presidential election circus of 2008, the American citizenry sat passively by as BushCo, having already looted the U.S. Treasury to pay for the administration’s Iraq Follies, decided now that they had gotten theirs, it was the banksters’ turn. The country was forced to watch, locked out of their bank-foreclosed homes as the government rehabilitated these murderers, this time by robbing from the private sector.

Two months later, Barack Obama, the one-term Senator from Illinois whose rhetoric soared (but whose resume was a bit thin on the ground), won the Presidency, beating out the cranky old man who shook his fist at the clouds. Hope and change were in the air.

Late Night: Pump and Dump

By: Thursday May 31, 2012 8:00 pm

By any objective measure, Republican dominance in either state or local government ends in failure. Deficits, cronyism, declining services and economic malaise are always the result, conveniently leaving in their wake increased public cynicism about the value of government at all. But that leaves out the curious paradox that it precisely when government is so thoroughly trashed, rich people are more eager than ever to buy it. Why? For the same reason they love to buy “troubled” companies and fixer-uppers; somewhere, someone has left money on the table, and they’ve got to get their paws on it.

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