Tag Archives: George W Bush

Fukushima–the other shoe dropping six years later

I have eased off on pronouncements on Fukushima over the past year or so. For those of you not following, several reactors went into full meltdown after the town of Fukushima, Japan was hit by a giant tsunami six  years ago (the anniversary is coming up).Every indication is that things are getting worse. Reports from […]

Another reason to vote against HRC

This meme has gotten a real workout over the past few weeks as a Hillary talking point. The implication is that if the Senate won’t confirm Obama’s pick for SCOTUS as a replacement for Antonin Scalia, we should all vote for HRC because she’ll put Obama in the position. *sigh* One of the problems I […]

Sick of hearing about Hillary’s damn e-mails?

In earlier posts, I’ve lamented the fact that the US is up to its neck in conspiracy theories that may actually be factual. And I mostly believe that we’ll never get to the bottom of these as long as we have a status quo in a functioning government. That, like the dissolution of the German […]

Back to the future in Iraq

The above clip is then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney explaining why we didn’t invade Iraq and depose Saddam after the Gulf War. The time is 1992 on the eve of the election that would sweep Poppy Bush from the White House. He also told the BBC in this interview: Once you got to Iraq and […]

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 […]

General Petraeus, War Crimes and culpability

We had a lively discussion (code for ‘I seriously lost my temper’) a few weeks ago on Sex and Politics. I thought we’d be discussing the proposed bombing of Syria, but the topic was General David Petraeus. For those of you not keeping up, he has been hired to teach at CUNY, and there are significant […]

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 […]