Archive for September, 2014

Boehner Says House Has “focused like a laser” on jobs. Seriously. (Fact-checked.)

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We start this week with another quote: “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” – Mark Twain Even more true today in the age of the Internet. And I hate to tell you this, but Democrats just lost the Senate. As soon as you start […]

 
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September 29, 2014
Posted in: Election, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, voting

No Arming Syrian Rebels. Have we learned *nothing* from Iraq?

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Two famous proverbs haunted me all last week:  “Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.” – Edmund Burke, Irish Statesman (1729-1797)  “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over, and expecting a different result each time.” – Author Rita Mae Brown (1983) as quoted by […]

 
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September 22, 2014
Posted in: Middle East, National Security, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Sunni Violence Against Americans Is Not New (2006 video)

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This past week was packed wall-to-wall with Neocons and former “Bushies” alike criticizing President Obama for the rise of ISIS/ISIL. Senator McCain is still  blaming President Obama for “pulling all of our troops out of Iraq in 2011” without leaving any residual forces behind… a claim that frustrates me to no end. The fact no one in the media ever challenges […]

 
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September 15, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Politics, Terrorism, War

Republicans think “the world changed” on September 11th. No it didn’t. 17 months later it did.

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The world did not change on September 11th. Maybe for Republicans it did, but for the rest of us, we were just as concerned about terrorism on September 10th as we were on September 11th. Just because Republicans were suddenly & violently awakened as to just how serious a threat “terrorism” was on “9/11” doesn’t mean […]

 
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September 10, 2014
Posted in: General, Middle East, National Security, Politics, Terrorism, War

Labor Day: Record Job growth. S&P hits 30th record high. Obama approval among Republicans: 11%.

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On this Labor Day, I’ll let the video do the talking (I apologize for the low quality. Recording technology has improved greatly since I recorded this ELEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY):   Bush campaigns for reelection amid record bad jobs numbers. (2:48) September 1, 2003 Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required […]

 
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September 1, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy