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Distractions For The Gullible

By The Reverend Published: May 30, 2009

How "reality" is created in 21st century America...

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George Will, The AB Journal, & Truth

By The Reverend Published: May 28, 2009

The Akron Beacon Journal loves them some George Will. Will's Washington Post columns appear regularly in the Beacon. Recently, the Beacon reprinted one of Will's columns on global warming that included his total distortion of research findings. Will, alleged to be an intellectual, often distorts the facts as he did in his screed, also reprinted by the Beacon, about how card-check (Employee Free Choice Act) would eliminate the secret ballot for workers organizing into a union. Something that EFCA clearly does not do.

Will is back in this morning's Beacon.....and this time he's spreading stuff already disproven yesterday in those, you know, detestable blogs. (Here and here) Quoting the odious Stuart Taylor from the rag, National Journal, Will joins Daddy Limbaugh in suggesting that Obama's Supreme Court choice, Sonia Sotomoyar, will rule on the basis of her racial and gender preferences.....

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The Republican War On Empathy

By The Reverend Published: May 27, 2009

When Republicans first declared their National War Against Empathy From the Court (NWAEFC), I found it amazingly out of touch with basic common sense. But it's Republicans we're dealing with here.

Bitter conservatives instantly attacked Obama's mention of empathy as a quality he would be looking for in a new Supreme Court Justice. Of all things to attack, movement conservatives chose empathy. Now that Obama has selected Sonia Sotomayor as his Supreme Court nominee, the unhinged wingnut chorus will no doubt escalate it's national war against the to-be-dreaded human quality....empathy.

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"I Think People Should Be Afraid"

By The Reverend Published: May 26, 2009

Updated below

From NBC's "Press the Meat", aka, "Meet the Press", this past Sunday...

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Memorial Day Blues

By The Reverend Published: May 25, 2009

A hypocritical nation, it would seem to me, would be a nation that goes through the symbolic motions, once a year, of remembering those who have given their lives in defense of their nation.....while the rest of the year it supports and defends the reckless endangering of the lives of those very soldiers.

The most responsible way to remember the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice would be to guarantee that other service men and women were not placed in harm's way unless it was absolutely essential for the protection of our country. But that would take vigilance. That would mean more than a day off of work. That would require a more concerted effort than simply firing up the barbeque and cracking open a cold one.

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President O-bush-a

By The Reverend Published: May 23, 2009

First, let me state without reservation or qualification, that having Barack Obama as President is a far superior situation for America than if John McCain, with his full-throated, neo-conservative military and foreign policy ideology, were guiding the ship of state.

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Tortured Thinking

By The Reverend Published: May 22, 2009

Yesterday Obama spoke on the torture issue, Guantanamo, state secrets and national security. The speech was a mixed bag. Some very good stuff...some, not so good. Transcript here.

Why Obama rejects the torture regime of Bush/Cheney...

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Leaks In The Senate

By The Reverend Published: May 21, 2009

After refusing to limit the interest banksters can charge credit card holders, the Senate went on to pass a more bankster-friendly credit card bill Tuesday. The bill was a lame effort, barely a wrist slap to an industry who regularly bribes our politicians with campaign cash to do it's bidding. The bill passed 90-5.

The Senate voted Wednesday, by a similar vote count of 90-6, to refuse to fund the closing of the American gulag at Guantanamo. The vote had to be interrupted several times to allow for Senators to go back to their offices and change their clothes, and in some cases, their Depends. Damnest thing. Some kind of co-ordinated outbreak of Senatorial pants pissing. Janitors, equipped with mops, were brought in unexpectedly. Terror color code raised, or lowered, to yellow. Messy.

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Rumsfeld and Katrina

By The Reverend Published: May 19, 2009

Read the latest revelations about Donald Rumsfeld in an eye-opening GQ piece here.

Yesterday, some of the media focused on the Bible verse-laced cover letter pictures in Defense Department Daily Briefings sent out by Donald Rumsfeld's office during the Bush/Cheney wars of choice. While those are revealing and important in their own right, it's the role Rumsfeld played in the Katrina quagmire that got my attention. Here is an abbreviated portion....

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Banksters Do Own Congress

By The Reverend Published: May 18, 2009

There is no apparent way for the bankster's jackboot to be removed from the neck of the American population.

Republicans, we have known for decades, will always side with the banksters when legislation bubbles to the surface in Congress. Banksters are the most important constituents Republicans have.

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Heroes & Laws On Torture

By The Reverend Published: May 17, 2009

Republican war hero and last year's GOP presidential nominee...

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Pelosi: The New WMD

By The Reverend Published: May 16, 2009

As the country was being deceptively propagandized by the Bush administration during 2002 and early 2003, the focus of the propaganda boiled down to Saddam Hussein's alleged possession of dangerous weapons. WMD. The Bush administration pushed the WMD message repeatedly. Chemical and biological weapons labs....smoking gun mushroom clouds.....nuclear was a constant drumbeat.

But that wasn't the question our governmental leaders should have been asking....and then answering. Saddam's possession of dangerous weapons was not the basis upon which to decide whether or not to attack Iraq, a nation that posed no threat to the U.S., nor had ever attacked the U.S.

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Torture Places Doubt On 9-11 Commission Findings

By The Reverend Published: May 14, 2009

Updated video below

Funny coincidence about what I'm going to blog about here. I started rereading portions of the 9-11 Commission Report a couple of weeks ago after I discovered the real reason why Bush/Cheney ordered torture. All this time, I thought these draft dodging faux cowboys were trying to create an illusion that they were, you know, real rough and tough guys when they ordered torture. Bush/Cheney had not protected the country on 9-11, nor from the anthrax attacks.....the worst attacks ever in our history. Both those terrorist attacks happened on their watch. I just figured that they felt responsible, as well they should, and needed some made-for-teevee, warrior-like action to counter their utter failure.

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Democrat Socialist Party

By The Reverend Published: May 14, 2009

Jebby Bush, Willard Romney and Eric "Can Do" Cantor sat around answering questions of constituents the other weekend explaining how they were "listening" to the American people, to their GOP constituents, as they strategized a plan of comeback for the party which only 21% of Americans now identify with.

That intention was quickly flushed down the commode when Mr. Limbaugh chastised those within the GOP who say they need to "listen." "Can Do" Cantor quickly corrected himself in an ugly self-loathing, "I am Rush's bitch", kind of moment.

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Bush/Cheney Worse Terrorists Than Bin Laden

By The Reverend Published: May 13, 2009

Why Bush/Cheney chose to torture.....

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Tastes Like Chicken

By The Reverend Published: May 12, 2009

The script writers for the teevee program "24" should be hired by our defense department as full time military planners. Eliminate the middle men. That way our great protector-leaders can skip over all the liberal whining horsesh*t over torture and get down to protecting us like real men should. Why bother with pansy-assed anti-torture appeasers and pacifists who insist on the rule of law. The rule of law is so pre-9-11. F*ck the rule of law. Are we going to rely on a goddamn piece of paper to protect us? Huh? Are we? What are we going to do? Hide behind it? Huh, you liberal sissies?

I, for one, can hardly wait for the gloves to come off permanently. I oftentimes feel like peeing in my pants, I get so scared about a boogyman terrorist hiding in my trashcan, and when I roll it back into the garage he's going to jump out screaming some stupid sh*t about Allah and blow my house up. So, I want those gloves to come off, and I want them to stay off. No more Mr. Niceguy like we've heard about from down in the Guantanomo-Carlton.

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Meet The Wah-Wahs

By The Reverend Published: May 11, 2009

Those who suck on Rush Limbaugh's....every word..... have a full frontal case of the wah-wahs today.

Victimology 101 class for conservative dittohead wah-wahs is now in session.

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The Dick Report

By The Reverend Published: May 9, 2009

Cowards Still Scaremongering

By The Reverend Published: May 8, 2009

Whether it's an ex-college-cheerleader-turned-president prancing around in 2003 in a military costume from G.I. Joe's Dress-up Boutique, complete with a bulging dinghus protector cup,.....or a cowardly, draft dodging, ex-vice-president snarling yesterday about the unAmerican prospect of holding U.S. leaders accountable for war thing is for sure.....movement-conservative, American leaders talk tough, try to scare us, and then, behave like cowards.

The disconnect has been painfully obvious for years.

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I Thought We Were Listening, But We're Not

By The Reverend Published: May 7, 2009

Republicans have formed the National Council for a New America(whatever that name means), in an attempt to connect with Americans again. The GOP has lost, badly, in the last two elections and now only 21% of Americans are willing to identify themselves as Republicans. Something constructive had to be undertaken by GOP leaders to at least try to salvage what looks like a sinking political Titantic.

So W's brother, Jebby, and Willard Romney and Eric Cantor convened a pizza party where they listened to regular Republicans, to then later consider what people said..... a bit of interactive soul searching, as it were....which would then, presumably, lead to a New America, or something.

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How Many Americans Must Die For Bush?

By The Reverend Published: May 6, 2009

Philip Gourevitch of The New Yorker writes...

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'Can't Make This Stuff Up' Tuesday

By The Reverend Published: May 5, 2009

Our military's role in Afghanistan? Hunting people for Jesus.

I thought we were spreading freedom. That's what Commander Guy said.

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Down With The Flu

By The Reverend Published: May 4, 2009

No, not me. I'm not down with the flu.

But I'm thinking the usual-suspect American whackos are.

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GOP Now A Cult

By The Reverend Published: May 3, 2009

Update video below:

The political party known as Republican has allowed itself to morph into a cult.

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Obama On Torture & State Secrets

By The Reverend Published: May 2, 2009

All the Very Serious People in the Village, as well as all the usual-suspect Rush-Fox-Dick-Newtie types, have proceeded to build mountains out of the tiny molehill Obama gave them to work with in his answer on Wednesday night about torture. Obama seemed to agree with the 'for-torture' crowd when he said this....

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Gangsters, Banksters, & Serious News People

By The Reverend Published: May 1, 2009

Soon, the new revelations about the criminal gangsters of torture, aka the George W. Bush administration, will quietly, and with the whore-media leading the way, be swept under the rug. Of this, I have no doubt.

Our representative democracy will, as it did during the Ford administration, set yet another precendent in defense of lawlessness, which will guarantee another future rogue presidency. If the president orders something to be done, as Condi said recently, "by definition", that means it's not illegal. North Korea agrees.

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