Today as I went through my ritual morning perusal of news stories, this one from the Daily Beast caught my eye...Why Tea Partiers are Boycotting Fox News.
After I cleaned up my spit-take, I read the article, and noted with some level of astonishment that the Tea-Party -- the very Tea-Party that Fox News has spent the better part of 4 years shilling for, the very Tea-Party that they've deified much as the Israelites deified the Golden Calf -- now see Fox News as too liberal.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I ripped the following from a blog post on Truthdig called "The Last Letter". It's a letter from Tomas Young, a dying Iraq War veteran, to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Now I realize that I could have easily just posted a link on Twitter (and the link to the original article will appear at the bottom of this post). But it's just that this letter moved me so much that I felt that merely posting a link would somehow cheapen its impact. This letter needs to be cut and pasted to every blog, Facebook page, comment section, or anywhere else that takes more than 140 characters. In essence, this letter needs to go viral so that Right-Wing neo-cons who carry their fetishism for war as a badge can see just what it does to the people we task with fighting our battles. On this, the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war, this letter should sear itself into our minds and our conciousness, and that of our children and grandchildren, so that we NEVER again allow ourselves to be goaded into supporting a war that did not need to happen.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
You know, it takes a lot for me to get up the inclination to write one of these blog posts. For one thing, there has to be something going on that I find worth taking the time to write about, then there's research, and of course getting up the energy to put finger to keyboard and put my rant out to the cyber-verse (and I freely admit that most of these postings are simply me ranting my own personal observations, and should be taken as such). Often it's weeks or months before something inspires me enough to comment. Then there's this little gem below that almost mandates an immediate response.
Friday, March 8, 2013
I'm going to dispense with the preamble and get straight to the point. If you had absolutely nothing to say when George Bush was hacking away at our civil-liberties for 8 years, you don't get to have an opinion on Barack Obama's drone strike policy. You just don't.