Late Night: Lemonade (With Gin)

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00 pm

Each week when I sit down to write a post, I wrack my brain to think of something positive, or at least relatively so, to write about, and each week events prevent this from happening. It’s hard not to feel typecast when even the most complimentary commenters nonetheless refer to one’s work as a “rant” or admit that I’ve made them more depressed, angry, hopeless, or whatever.

For that reason, I am happy to announce that for the first time in recent memory the week’s news, taken together, makes me feel uncharacteristically optimistic.

 

It Is Cheney Versus Enzi in the Wyoming Primary

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 7:35 am

A set of dueling announcements has kicked off what should be one of the most interesting and heavily contested primaries of 2014. Late Tuesday Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) announced that he was planning to run for a fourth senate term. Almost immediately afterwards Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced she would be challenging him in the Republican primary.

Late Night: Liz Cheney and the Perils of the Crown Princess

By: Sunday July 7, 2013 8:00 pm

I think Liz Cheney will run against Mike Enzi in the primary for his Senate seat next year. She’s got Crown Princess Syndrome.

Rehabilitating a Reputation. Watch Amy’s Baking Company Use Dick Cheney’s Methods on the Media

By: Monday May 20, 2013 6:30 pm

Have you watched Amy Bouzaglo of Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro on Gordan Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmare (Season 6 episode 16)? It was gripping TV which led to a social media disaster. At tomorrow’s press conference we’ll see how good her PR team from Rose+Moser+Allyn Public and Online Relations is at their job. Based on this early story in the Phoenix Business Journal I think they are going to be very successful. Why? Because they will be deploying techniques used by conservative politicians in the media.

Kerry Goes to South Korea as Cheney Claims ‘We’re in Deep Doo Doo’

By: Friday April 12, 2013 8:48 am

Secretary of State John Kerry is in South Korea today in hopes of deescalating the crisis instigated by North Korea’s third nuclear weapons test. In response to the weapons test the United States along with others nations passed new sanctions on North Korea. North Korea responded with a number of threats ranging from restarting the Korea War to a nuclear attack on America.

Sunday Late Night: Hell-Bound Dick Cheney

By: Sunday April 7, 2013 8:01 pm

There has never been anyone in public life like the self-selected Vice President to GWB. And, should it come to pass there ever is again, could America survive it? Have we even survived Dick?

The Bodies of War That Iraq War Architects Dare Not Acknowledge or Confront

By: Friday March 22, 2013 10:40 am

Tomas Young, a veteran of the Iraq War whose story was presented in the 2007 documentary, Body of War, appeared on “Democracy Now!” on March 21. The dying soldier read his moving letter to President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and all the other war criminals that sent him and tens of thousands of other young men and women to Iraq to engage in violence in a country, which posed no threat to America whatsoever.

The Delusions of Crowds

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 8:00 pm

From the moment the Supreme Court installed George W. Bush as President, it was laughably evident that America was being systematically looted down to the last can of Who-hash, but until Sept. 11, we didn’t realize that the rest of the planet was next.  A distracted twelve year old watching the Axis of Evil speech could have seen that something was dreadfully amiss, and yet the pancaked halfwits “covering” it for us acted as though that surreal charade was perfectly normal.

Long before Andy Card mansplained that “from a marketing standpoint, you don’t roll out new products in August,” what was painfully obvious was that the Iraq War was being waged for several quite tangible reasons that were widely reported at the time.

Dying Iraq War Veteran Writes Last Letter To Bush And Cheney

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 7:35 am

As we mark the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq War one of the war’s most outspoken veterans is going on hospice care, soon to leave this world.

But before Tomas Young exits he had one last letter to send to the men responsible for his condition and so much senseless pain.

Not a Failure: Iraq War Was a Premeditated Crime and Iraqis Still Deserve Truth and Justice

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 5:52 pm

Iraqis, at minimum, deserve to see officials in the United States and United Kingdom who engineered the war and then waged empire for over eight years brought to justice. They deserve their own moment of truth. And, it may seem like such justice could never occur, but the people of the United States owe it to the people of Iraq.

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