Tag Archives: Bill Clinton

Caught lying in New England

I was trying to title this, and this came to mind. It reads like the standard signature block to a letter addressed to Ann Landers back in the day. You imagine some star-crossed lover in the 70’s writing Ms Landers re a complicated story of a love triangle involving brothers (it was usually those of the […]

Done with Hillary, done with the whole mess

So the inevitable Hillary Clinton ‘I’m running for president’ announcement came early this year, and the photo op of her speaking to throngs in NYC over the weekend of the ‘official’ campaign rollout provided the media buzz she wanted. I’ve been buried under all the expected blast e-mails from the fans of Hillary, plus all the […]

A 20th anniversary for nuclear weapons protest

Like many of you, I have been distracted by (code for ‘taking extra Klonopin‘ over) the heightening tensions between the US and Russia over the Ukraine. There seems to be little agreement about who the guilty parties are in terms of what’s going on. True, the Russians have responded with military force, but there appears […]

Top Ten things in Wikileaks ‘Insurance file’–play along!

Yesterday, it was announced that Wikileaks had uploaded a giant (400 gigabyte) encrypted file (and published links to the file on Facebook) as insurance against bad things happening to people like Julian Assange. This is not the first time they’ve done so– a few years ago when the ‘collateral murder’ and other files attributed to […]

Medea Benjamin crashes the party

So if you were out of touch (no google, no tweets) Thursday, you probably didn’t hear about Medea Benjamin of Code Pink crashing Obama’s friendly little press conference about the drone strike policy and also the detainees at Guantanamo. As she was ‘escorted’ from the room, Medea reportedly said this: “Can you tell the Muslim […]

Sh*t (many) Democrats believe

Okay, turnabout is fair. I’ve gotten too burned out on our two party duopoly to try and cut the Democrats much of a break. And in any case, many of the talking points that Democrats have picked up are off-base if not totally wrong. And this list also belongs in the group of ‘Don’t Know […]

Still don’t know much about history: III

In 1968, Republican operatives working on behalf of Richard Nixon persuaded the South Vietnamese delegation at the Paris Peace Talks to turn their backs on an otherwise acceptable peace offer in October. The goal was to deny the Democrats a chance to claim a peace settlement in the war prior to the election.  Nixon went […]