Archive for February, 2013

Gun Nuts Across Houston Protest Laws No One Has Proposed (yet support ones that were)

My local news here in Houston Saturday night opened with an eye-rolling report on “hundreds” of “pro-Second Amendment Rights” protesters showing up for “Day of Resistance” rallies to protest “anti-gun control rallies” in opposition to “new gun legislation” they believed was forth-coming from the White House in violation of their second Amendment rights. I don’t normally report […]


February 25, 2013
Posted in: Crime, fake scandals, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Partisanship, Right-Wing Insanity

It’s Quite Clear Now the GOP is Trying to Link the Phrase “9/11” to Obama

Just as they have every week since last September, Fox “news” Sunday pulled out the defibrillator to revive the feux claim that the assault on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya last September 11th was some massive intelligence failure that resulted in the deaths of four Americans despite advanced warnings, with the Obama White House engaged in “a massive […]


February 17, 2013
Posted in: fake scandals, Middle East, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Can You still Call It a “Response” If You Wrote It in Advance?

I‘ll try to be brief. I just finished listening to President Obama’s first State of the Union speech of his second term. Great as always, he seemed to hit on every topic, from ending America’s longest war (sounding at times like he was about to call for its conclusion by the end of this year, […]


February 13, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Partisanship, Politics, voting

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Outrage for… More Outrage.

There was no shortage of things to talk about this week, with the a record-setting blizzard hitting the North-East, GOP feux-outrage over the use of “drones” as part of a secret National Defense policy where the government asserted it can kill anyone overseas deemed a threat to National Security… even United States citizens. And, of course, Tuesday […]


February 11, 2013
Posted in: Environment, General, Global Warming, Healthcare, Politics, Rants, Seems Obvious to Me, War

10th Anniversary of Colin Powell’s Infamous UN Presentation, Dissected

Tomorrow/Tuesday will be the 10th Anniversary of then Secretary of State Colin Powell’s infamous PowerPoint presentation before the UN detailing Saddam Hussein’s alledged preparations for war, by showing a series of slides (45 in all) consisting of satellite photos, drawings, and audio & video “evidence” that Iraq was pursuing an illegal weapons program prohibited under “Resolution 1441″… Saddam’s terms of surrender following the 1992 Gulf War. Not a single […]


February 4, 2013
Posted in: Middle East, myth busting, Politics, Terrorism, War