Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

“Trump is our last president”

There are currently two sources to the TRUMP LAST PRESIDENT bromide. The one that’s famous is from Michael Moore, film-maker who  just released his anti-Trump film titled FAHRENHEIT 11-9. In the round of interviews leading up to the release, he popularized the scary (though credible) notion that TRUMP will not ever leave the WH. You […]

don’t know much about US war crimes…

This is ground I’ve been over before. Coming back to it is necessitated by the US attack on a hospital in Kunduz in Afghanistan. The organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) has reported that at least 30 people (including 12 staff members) were killed and scores of others were wounded or missing. There are reports that patients burned to death in their […]

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 […]

Don’t Know much about History: Ron Reagan, War Criminal

Finally–someone (in the form of Stephen Colbert) called out Bill O’Reilly for constantly bringing up Ronald Reagan in all the discussion of Obama’s reaction to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack. I don’t take Bill-o terribly seriously anyway, but since the memes about Reagan are constantly being picked up, let’s be clear: Reagan inarguably made the […]

Monday is War Tax Day!

It’s that time of year again–I’ve gotten a bunch of e-mails from my peacenik friends asking me to join them on the steps of the Post Office (or wherever things are happening) to remind hapless individuals paying the IRS on Monday exactly what their money is going for. The go-to source for me is the […]

Don’t know much about history: Waterboarding is torture

My ire is piqued today by this report out of the Washington Post. In 2005, a woman working in a senior capacity for CIA Clandestine Operations took it upon herself to sign off on the destruction of videotape the agency had made of what critics have described as ‘torture’. It almost certainly includes waterboarding. That […]

Sh*t (some)Republicans believe (updated)

This is an updated list. I originally put it up last September, just after the conventions, when the Presidential campaign began in earnest. I’ve updated it somewhat, but this seems to cover the subject pretty nicely. This list probably seems patently unfair to Republicans, and (to be fair) not all Republicans believe everything on this […]