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Don't Tread On Me

By The Reverend Published: June 30, 2010

Readers of this blog know that I have very little respect or admiration for America's corporate media.

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Drones, Activist Judges And "Tools"

By The Reverend Published: June 29, 2010

Do you know what's in more demand than Apples' newest I-Phone?

Drones.

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Turning A Recession Into A Depression

By The Reverend Published: June 28, 2010

Paul Krugman, November 19, 2009....

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Compassionate Conservatism Dies

By The Reverend Published: June 25, 2010

On March 2nd and 3rd, I blogged about the whacked out, soon-to-retire, Kentucky Senator, Jim Bunning. At the time, Bunning was the designated GOP 'foot dragger' on a bill extending unemployment benefits and federal relief to individual states during the deepest American recession in over 60 years.

After the Senate GOP'ers footdragging tantrum back at the first of March....Republicans voted repeatedly against a cloture vote to slow the process.....the extensions were passed by a final vote of 59-38 in the middle of April, some six weeks after the measure was brought before the Senate.

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McChrystallized....But No Change

By The Reverend Published: June 24, 2010

I read the entire Rolling Stones article about General Stan McChrystal on Tuesday. I knew after reading it that he would have to go.

The attitude expressed by Gen. McChrystal and his closest officers was one of defiance towards the Obama White House and those working for the Obama White House on the Afghanistan quagmire. The contempt McChrystal demonstrated towards any and all U.S. civilian government officials (except Hillary) involved with the Afghan quagmire was astonishing in it's breadth.

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

By The Reverend Published: June 23, 2010

This was the view from our 4th floor patio. Beach was approximately 200 feet from our complex. It was tough, but we suffered through it.

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Criminalizing Peacemaking

By The Reverend Published: June 22, 2010

Peacemaking is just so Jimmy Carter, anyway, right?

New ruling yesterday from the hyper-activist Roberts Court....

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Joe Barton, American Hero

By The Reverend Published: June 21, 2010

I happened to catch some of the back and forth last week between Tony Hayward of BP and members of the House Committee on Energy.

Unlike many, I found the statement of apology by BP's employee on the committee, Joe Barton (R-TX), to be clearheaded, honest and accurate.

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Pre-emptive Lunacy

By The Reverend Published: June 12, 2010

The wife and I are headed to Wrightsville Beach, N. Carolina today. We will be gone for a week.....without a computer. I know. That's just crazy. I might sneak off to an internet cafe to post something.....we'll see. I kinda, sorta promised to stay offline for the whole week, but the withdrawal pangs may cause me to break out in a cold sweat or,....you know, uncontollable twitching....or something...so, I don't know.

There's a new story from yesterday that you need to know about. The reason that you need to know about it is because it is a microcosm of the wingnut macrocosm in America today. One kinda nutty true account, proudly standing out, representing the entire asylum.

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Super-Soakers

By The Reverend Published: June 11, 2010

Often, The Reverend refers to the American mainstream corporate media as the Villagers or the Knee Pad Media. Not quite as snappy and smart as Sister Sarah's repetitive "lamestream media" reference....but then, I can't see huge piles of money, or Russia,...or something....from my back porch, either.

I realize that the name-calling that I do is oh-so-juvenile, overly shrill and vulgar, and, (as conservatives have warned), most likely a symptom of some deeply embedded psychological hangup which threatens to eat what's left of this old blogger's brain.

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Spilling Coffee, Bull-Droppings & A "Plant"

By The Reverend Published: June 10, 2010

Have southwestern state borders become hellholes of violence thanks to those violence-proned Mexicans?

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"Easy To Make A Mistake"

By The Reverend Published: June 10, 2010

Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, inadvertantly speaks some truth......

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Primary Considerations

By The Reverend Published: June 9, 2010

There was a special Democratic runoff election yesterday in Arkansas. Neither Blanche Lincoln, the incumbent Senator, nor Bill Halter, her challenger, had won 50.1% of the Democratic primary vote in Arkansas a few short weeks ago. So there was a runoff election yesterday.

Unexpectedly, in light of pre-runoff polling, Blanche Lincoln won the runoff last night by a 52%-48% margin. Lincoln's win, even though she is currently a sitting Senator from Arkansas, was a surprise.

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Loss of Life Not Tragic At All

By The Reverend Published: June 6, 2010

It came as no surprise following the Israeli terror attack on the Turkish flotilla a week ago, which included the point-blank, 5 shot murder of a 19 year old American by Israeli commandos, that the United States President would timidly parse every word of his response to the act of violence.

Why? Because in this case, the needless violence was perpetrated by Israelis.

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Bizarre U.S. Behavior

By The Reverend Published: June 4, 2010

The U.S. corporate media was noticeably muted yesterday about the Israeli terrorist raid on a Turkish humanitarian aid-carrying flotilla late Sunday. A raid in which Israeli soldiers murdered at least 9 unarmed passengers (at least one American) after having commandeered the flotilla, illegally, while it was in international waters.

That's how the U.S. media and the majority of U.S. politicians always respond when credible reports about Israeli war crimes or Israeli terrorist assassination capers leak out.

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Sensible "Common Sense" Conservatives

By The Reverend Published: June 3, 2010

Perhaps one of the greatest conservative minds today....Charles Krauthammer of Fox News and the Washington Post.....

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Defending The Indefensible

By The Reverend Published: June 2, 2010

The U.S., apparently powerless in the wake of the Chosen's "bloody massacre" aboard the Turkish humanitarian aid-carrying vessel bound for Gaza, has made no demands on Israel and has refused to condemn Israel for it's actions. The U.S. corporate-whore media spent all day yesterday defending Israel's right to do what-the-hell-ever it says it needs to do to "protect" itself. And I mean what-the-hell-ever.

As the entire world condemned the lawless, terrorist actions of Israel in this incident....the U.S. stood alone in it's defense of Israel's actions. Israel's lawless, unilateral actions of violence and murder of unarmed activists.......is simply indefensible.....and yet the U.S still defends it.

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Israel.....Foolishly Out Of Control

By The Reverend Published: June 1, 2010

Sometimes a sentence is more than words....

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