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We cannot tolerate the use of poison gas against fellow human beings

We cannot tolerate the use of poison gas against fellow human beings

A Huffington Post piece (9/1/13) carries this description of the effects of sarin gas or similar agents that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has employed, not once but several times, against his own civilian population: Inhaled or absorbed through the skin, the gas kills by crippling the respiratory center of the central nervous system and paralyzes the muscles around the lungs. The combination results in death by suffocation, and sarin can contaminate food or water supplies, according to the US…

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McCain and Graham play like demented pit bulls attacking Susan Rice

McCain and Graham play like demented pit bulls attacking Susan Rice

If any further proof was required of the extremism and detachment from reality that permeates today’s Republican Party, one need look no further than its allegation that United Nations Ambassador for the United States Susan Rice misled the nation in her comments on talk shows in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya. The attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi cries out for investigation not only on why and how, but on…

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Obama Deserves Credit for Libya Success

Obama Deserves Credit for Libya Success

The apparent defeat of Muammah Gaddafi‘s loyalist forces by a Libyan rebel alliance supported by NATO is a stunning success for the United States, NATO and most of all President Obama. Unfortunately he’s getting little of the credit he deserves. Obama took the politically risky decision to involve a war-weary America in actively supporting a populist Libyan rebellion that otherwise would have been crushed by the better trained and equipped loyalist forces of Gaddafi. In this he received tepid support…

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Birthers Won’t Die

Birthers Won’t Die

The Arizona House of Representatives passed the “birther bill” this week that would require Arizona’s Secretary of State to “inspect a presidential candidate’s birth certificate before that candidate could qualify for the ballot.”  The bill was brought forth by “birthers” who are not questioning the citizenship of their own U.S. Senator John McCain who ran for president.  He was born at a military installation in the Panama Canal Zone.  They are questioning the citizenschip of President Barack Obama, who was…

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Nick Cave Fresh Air Interview

Nick Cave Fresh Air Interview

Hello readers.  You may have gathered from my posts this week that this week has been officially declared Nick Cave week.  So in keeping with this theme, I am here to tell you that Nick Cave is on Fresh Air today, and that you better tune in to your local NPR station and listen.  There’s a political debate going on tonight too, and I am going to guess that NPR’s coverage of the debate will preempt its broadcast of Fresh…

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McCain Camp Cries: WHAAAAAAAAA! Leave Our Girl Alone!

McCain Camp Cries: WHAAAAAAAAA! Leave Our Girl Alone!

McCain’s camp complained about media coverage of Sarah Palin and claimed that her private life was off limits. Top McCain advisers said they welcome and expect a review of Palin’s mayoral and gubernatorial record but that the media has crossed that line with its inquiries. “Certainly, her record deserves scrutiny, but I think we ought to look at her record,” campaign manager Rick Davis told reporters on a conference call. He condemned “the salacious nature” of some news stories designed…

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Hillary’s Call for ALL Democrats to Vote for Obama

Hillary’s Call for ALL Democrats to Vote for Obama

Hillary Clinton is a much better former candidate for president than she was a candidate for president.  While listening to last night’s speech, I was convinced for the first time that she really would make a good president, and she really does have strong leadership qualities. I could not help but think that if she had campaigned for herself instead of campaigning against Obama, she could very well have ended up with the nomination.  Her campaign’s mean-spirited attacks against Obama…

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NEWSFLASH – John McCain is a Rich Man!

NEWSFLASH – John McCain is a Rich Man!

He’s so rich that he can’t even keep track of how many houses he and his wife Cindy own.  When asked about it by Poltico.com yesterday, he said: “I think — I’ll have my staff get to you.  It’s condominiums where — I’ll have them get to you.” He later told Politico that they have at least four in three states – Arizona, California and Virginia. The AP reports that: McCain and his family appear to own at least eight…

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Republican Schizophrenia

Republican Schizophrenia

I’m not sure how they’re not being laughed off the set of every news program they appear on, but what gives the Republicans the power to criticize Barrack Obama for all of the things they felt were so pants-wetteningly exciting about Ronald Reagan? He was a fucking movie actor who could speak well to a crowd and they’re coming down on Obama for being a good orator with wide appeal? And they get away with it. What I wouldn’t give…

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What Obama’s Response to McCain’s Paris – Britney Ad Should Be

What Obama’s Response to McCain’s Paris – Britney Ad Should Be

I’ve been thinking more about that McCain ad that used images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton to attack Obama by insinuating that he is an airhead “celebutante.” After a low blow like that, one should deliver a quick uppercut to the opponent’s chin.  What would be a formidable blow in this political boxing match?   Well McCain’s strategy is to go after one of Obama’s strengths – his charisma and popularity – and make it appear as a liability by…

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