What If Your City Was Hit by Raytheon-made Cruise Missiles?

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 5:40 pm

My dentist’s office is on the top floor of 450 Sutter St. in SF. It houses hundreds of dentists, oral surgeons and orthodontists. I think Herb Caen dubbed it, “The House of Pain” a few decades ago.

Before my teeth were cleaned I snapped this shot. Imagine my surprise watching a cruise missile sail by the window! I waited for the 1,000 pound bomb to find its target of ISIS in America. I’ve heard retired Gen. Anthony Zinni talk about the need for these bombs to the TV journalists. (Pop quiz, what maker of cruise missiles pays Anthony Zinni?)

At $1.5 million bucks a pop, I was pretty confident this smart bomb would hit its mark. I just hope none of the moderate people around them are hurt.


Rumsfeld Personifies Our Society

By: Sunday April 13, 2014 6:45 am

When Donald Rumsfeld used to hold press conferences about the Iraq war, the press corps would giggle at the clever ways in which he refused to actually say anything or answer any questions.

In a new film about Rumsfeld called The Unknown Knowns, the aging criminal is occasionally confronted with evidence that what he’s just said is false. He maintains a frozen grin and acts as if nothing has happened. The film’s director, interviewing Rumsfeld, never presses the truly uncomfortable points.

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.”

Late Night: If Only Someone Had Said Something

By: Monday March 18, 2013 8:00 pm

What you had to say actually DID matter, you self-absorbed bucket of mop water.

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