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Just Another Day

If we weren’t depressed before, Truthseeker, today’s news stories have certainly put us over the top.  It’s Church Night, and it seems we are caught in an unholy nightmare.  James Foley, one of the journalists held by ISIS in Iraq, was beheaded by these terrorists, who promise more executions if President Obama doesn’t stop the airstrikes.

In Gaza, an Israeli rocket kills the wife and infant son of a Hamas military leader.

In Liberia, an enforced quarantine to attempt to contain the Ebola epidemic there has turned violent.

Here at home, Ferguson MO is still a battleground over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson.

The Supreme Court has blocked same sex marriage in the state of Virginia.

These topics, and more, are up for discussion tonight.  Better uncork the sacramental wine . . . .

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10 Responses to Just Another Day

  1. On Rising Seas:

    Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”–which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure–are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report.

    This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased on all three U.S. coasts, between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s.

  2. Will the police officer who killed Michael Brown be arrested?

    Will there be a trial?

    Will the police officer be convicted of murder?

    Two words: George Zimmerman.

  3. Doesn’t one of those holy books, perhaps all of those holy
    books say something to the effect…
    Violence begets more violence? Killing causes more killing?
    That seems to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, don’t you think?
    It’s more deja moo coming every day. (I’ve heard this bullshit
    before).

  4. These guys really should know better than to behead someone on camera. All it does is make the people who watch it want to kill the guy doing the beheading. The blow back from this will come in the form of white phosphorus. Personally I was all up for Napalm, sorry its just an emotional reaction. Too bad really I was looking forward to telling my right wing relatives “look at what King George created”. Now all I’m going to hear is “look at what Obama is destroying”.

  5. Did you know air space over Ferguson was restricted? Freaks won’t let anyone get an aerial view of their dirty business.
    They’re young, they’re strong. They can march all night long. In circles, if they have to….

  6. Random musings after catching up on last night’s podcast…

    Imagine if police were required to volunteer in some type of mentoring or community outreach program for local kids on a regular basis. I wonder if it would cut down on these senseless shootings? Because then you’re not pointing your gun at “the other,” you’re pointing it at “Michael,” or “D.J.”, or “Trayvon” (I know Trayvon wasn’t killed by police but the same principle applies.) How much more difficult would it be in that case to pull the trigger?

    On a separate note, I’ve been re-reading Thomas Paine, and I would love, for once, to hear Obama quoting “Common Sense” or “The Age of Reason” instead of invoking the mythology of a religious cult. (I don’t mean to pick on him – he’s not the first or only president to pander in that way.) But imagine, again, if all of humanity guided itself on reasonable, humanistic principles — which transcend cultures and allow the mind to stay agile and open — instead of religious dogma, which has only ever fostered rigid thinking, bigotry, hatred and violence… each inevitably leading to the next like steps on a path.

  7. “reasonable, humanistic principles — which transcend cultures and allow the mind to stay agile and open…” = best tradition of ecumenical interfaith (multiple religions) cooperation. Take the best forget the worst (rest).

  8. Radio listener: Yes, I’m for it. Mentoring and assisting youth for the police. For everyone, assisting the isolated who have had their food stamps and other benefits cut. No, WE didn’t make those cuts and it makes us sick. But just on the basis of common humanity we clean up after the Tea Baggers. I don’t have money to help, but I seek out people who need transportation etc. Just like the friend I wrote about before who was sinking fast after benefit cuts. I’m just lucky I’m healthy at 62 after breast cancer, because of course I see I’m in another country than the one I grew up in. I’m not writing in a joyous mood. But, I am trying to grasp and work with the concept of “humanistic principles” while full of all the doubt and disillusionment everyone else has. I don’t even feel I’m contributing anything by writing…

  9. Play By Play

    Just heard from the friend who was in 14 day “retreat” to help prevent suicide. She had food stamp cuts etc. as part of her problems. She was on the way up. Her call now was she has 48 hours to pay her gas and electric bill or turn off. I don’t have the money. She is afraid to ask her church again. (good thing her church has helped before) I referred her to our other friend who is good at “resource management” for help on that one. We are like a committee helping her, with different people taking different specialties. I accept that this is life now.

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Crispy Around The Edges

Hi Truthseekers.  Kathy Malloy here.  Do you ever feel like you’re suffering from some kind of generalized anxiety disorder?  The anxiety I experience these days falls into two separate, uncomfortable troughs.  I used to describe the first type as feeling kind of “crispy around the edges.” Fragile. Easily bruised and breakable.  Like anything harsh thatContinue Reading

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  1. Wow Kathy, thank you for telling on yourself & being so painfully honest.

    Since Robin sought a more permanent solution to the world’s problems, I’ve pretty much been a basket case, so we’re certainly not alone.

  2. We’re not alone. I recently helped a friend who was about to choose Robin’s way. Someone in her family came to pick her up and get help. Another friend took it from there after she was in a 14 day treatment facility. Then I took over when that person got tired. I took her to appointments, pharmacy, left her off at group therapy, listened to her calls late at night. She got a lot better. She was isolated. We are not supposed to be isolated. We are kept apart for many reasons in this society. Fear is instilled in us. And, who really benefitted? Me. Yes, it’s all about me. Helping someone out of isolation reduces my isolation and increases my humanity. It sets off endorphins. I don’t run anymore at 62, but I’ve found this to set the good chemicals off, besides visiting my own doctor. Oh, yes. Maybe, the girls could visit people who are isolated. Wow, the Molly factor would be so huge for those type of people!

  3. Kathy, thanks for describing so well the helplessness so
    many of us feel and have felt for far too much of our lives.
    Bad enough when the world’s most stupid man, just happens to
    be the world’s most powerful man, being directed by the world’s
    greediest and manipulative man. And then when things were going
    to get better, they did not. So, here we are trying to conduct
    a happy, decent life in this crazy maze in which we live. Seems
    as though whatever way we try to go is greeted with a dead end
    and a giant boxing glove smacking us down and a bill coming for
    our efforts. It’s hard to deal with, especially knowing how this
    all happened.

  4. Yeah, no kidding. I really thought that once Obama was elected things would turn around in this country. Fucking stupid of me to have been thinking that! Well , I won’t make THAT mistake ever again!

    Dot, I replied to you on the previous thread. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

  5. I was deeply moved by Pamela’s call to the show on Monday, especially as a mom. I had a visceral reaction, like this is simply not right on a human level and this is not the kind of society I wish to perpetuate. I also agreed with what she had to say about cultural differences; I don’t mean to sound trite, but our differences (in the US and globally) are like the colors within a tapestry – they make life richer and more interesting. (Which I personally like to explore through travel and cooking.) It comes down to two basic things for me – connecting on a human level, and having respect for other people’s perspectives.

  6. Chucky, I agree with your first Holy Trinity except for Rainbow. Sad to say but I’ve never heard of them. #2 Triumph doesn’t ring a bell with me either. Def Leppard were ok but I love Eddie Money. #3 Not a big fan of Pink Floyd or the Stones but they did put out some good music (Run Like Hell and Paint It Black!) The Beatles were trail blazers when it came to music but I was really big fan of The Dave Clark Five. The Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby” is a dark, creepy, sad, spooky and utterly fantastic song. If Stephen King wrote a song it would have been “Eleanor Rigby” except he would have had her crawling out of her grave, ripping out Father McKenzie’s heart and eating it. :D #5 Anita Baker and Barry White can’t be compared to anyone else on the planet. Celine Dion does make a lot of people gag but you have to admire the fact that she’s put her career on hold (twice now) to take care of her ailing husband. I don’t see any republican/tea bagger doing that. Those assholes would probably just push their spouse into a hole and dump dirt on them. I totally love Adele because of her talent, she doesn’t care that she’s not rail thin and she doesn’t take shit from anyone. Adele’s the daughter I never had. :D

  7. This subject is more fun than the real stuff we constantly grip about…
    Since nobody asked, here’s my dozen in groups of three.

    Beatles- (Saved R&R from total mediocrity and elevated it to new highs).
    Stones- Yeeeow! Seminal rock/blues/soul.
    Floyd- See you on the Dark Side.

    Moody Blues- Rich sound of inner space travel.
    Traffic- Musical magic. Deeply mellow.
    Kinks- God bless the Kinks.

    Allman Bros. Best of southern blues/rock, amazing ax-men.
    Eagles- Fresh rock/country. Great vocals.
    CSN&Y Harmony defined.

    Dylan- The master poet/writer of our time. Said it all. Said it early.
    Paul Simon- American treasure. Master painter with words.
    Steve Earle- Gritty and real. He knows of what he writes.

  8. OK, hold on a minute. I know that nobody asked me, but I will state rather emphatically & without any reservation, that Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” nails it to the wall for all time. It contains the essence of truth. So there.
    Give er’ a listen, nuff sed.

  9. Hello again.

    Some people are alone because they are “newly” impoverished. My friend who lost her bearings, had also had her social security cut some months ago. She can no longer shop at Safeway. I had to take her to Dollar Store when she quite accepting the food I brought. Not sure how Girl Scouts could find all these people.

  10. I love Vesta Williams’ Amazing Grace. Her rendition. You know story of slave ship captain who turned another way.

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Post Mortem

UPDATE – There was no videocast for the 8/18/2014 program.  Videocast will resume tonight – 8/19/14. It wasn’t quite 41 shots, but the aftermath is just as devastating.  In the end it took 6 bullets to murder Michael Brown.  Autopsy reports show that two shots were fired into his skull, one of these was deliveredContinue Reading

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  1. CNN reported that a woman calling herself “Jose” phoned a
    St. Louis radio station giving a description of the events
    leading to Michael Brown’s death. They were identical to
    the police officer’s account and confirmed to be accurate
    by a ‘source’ familiar with ‘details’ of the investigation.
    “Jose” is said to be a friend of the officer. No word on
    how “Jose” came by this info, such as perhaps actually
    having been present and witnessing the shooting. This…
    from “The Most Trusted Name in News.” Jesus God- Beam Me Up !!!

  2. Walking while black, talking while black, driving while black, listening to music while black, breathing the air while black or just existing while black is now punishable by death in the good ‘ol USA. I wonder when my time is coming. I don’t think that it matters that I’m not black. I’m a mixed blood therefore I still have a target on my back (or front). Will it happen when I’m driving to work or going to the store? Will it happen when I’m washing my car at the car wash and some cop drives by and decides that I look guilty of something? I have no doubt that there’s a bullet (or two or three or more) with my name on it. I wonder what kind of spin the police will try to put on my shooting. Are they going to try to say that I was threatening? How could that be? I’m 5’3″, 58 years old with arthritis and I’ve never owned a gun. I’m sure they’ll think of something……..

  3. Dot- You, by your own description, obviously pose a significant
    threat to those sworn to protect you from yourself, as well as
    others and especially those frightened by not only the ‘likes’
    of you, but all other normal people. No. We CANNOT all get along.

  4. The Horror of the White Man’s trespasses on the land of Africa, the darkness of the heart, the darkness of the sins.

    But now, I’m a tall blonde and I’m scared too.

  5. Denny, yes I know. I’m SUCH a danger to this country! LOL! Besides never owning a gun, I listen to Adele, Lady Gaga, Pink, Pavarotti, Cher, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. Hmmm, I guess it DOES mean that I’m threat to america. :D

  6. {{{Hugs, and ITA y’all}}} It appears the best we can do is to take whatever steps that indicate we are hateful only of injustice and greed…too bad that means we must condemn most police departments/military (hard to tell the difference, eh?), and virtually everyone in power, but, there it is, sigh :( Where is the Sanity Party when it’s so needed? (Well, aside from here at MalloyLand, and with others like Bob Kincaid.)

    P.S. I love Edward Snowden, and BTW, NSA: go to hell.

  7. Yes Dot, you are part of the problem, as am I. In fact, it’s
    all of us, for once having believed in the illusion of the of
    American Democracy. We thought America was for the people.

    Watching the police / military last night in Ferguson with
    loaded weapons trained on ‘folks’ speaking out painted an
    indelible image of just how much we are respected as humans
    with rights and freedoms.

  8. Dot…..I absolutely LOVE Cher! She is my lady. If I had the chance, I’d run away with her, never to be heard from ever again. To me, she just drips cool.

  9. Chucky, the stupid Catholics have their Holy Trinity (father, son and the holy moly ghost). My Holy Trinity is Cher, Tina Turner and Stevie Nicks. My second Holy Trinity is Adele, Pink and Lady Gaga. My third Holy Trinity is Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion and Brenda Russell. My Unholy Trinity is Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails. :D

  10. Dot….I can go for your first Holy Trinity. That one works for me. Number two…..nah, sorry. I simply don’t like anything very much at all made after 2000. Your third one you hit two out of three out of the park. I can’t stand Celine Dion. She seriously induces my gag reflex, hard. I like Springsteen and Brenda Russell, but I wouldn’t put those two together.

    My all time holy trinity:

    1) Stevie Ray Vaughn, Skynyrd, Rainbow. (Hey, I’m an 80′s child!)

    2) Def Leppard, Triumph, Eddie Money.

    3) Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones.

    4) Cher, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks.

    5) Brenda Russell, Anita Baker, Barry White.

    Now how’s that for a list of trinities?

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5 Responses to Videocast 08-15-2014

  1. If Darren Wilson ever goes to trial and is found not guilty, the riots that will erupt in Ferguson, Missouri will make the Watts riots and the Rodney King riots look like an ice cream social. Also, starting tonight, a curfew from 12am to 5am will be in effect. I have no idea on how they plan on enforcing it. The news conference was totally insane. I’m surprised the building didn’t explode from all of the anger and rage that was in that room. I have a bad feeling that Ferguson is going to see a lot more violence, blood and death before this is all over. :(

  2. What annoys me are the people taking sides and not having the patience to let the investigation finish. Just about every conservative male I have seen on television has taken the side of the police and Mr. Wilson. Not surprising considering that they get a hard-on for authority and have a lack of understanding concerning people of color and other cultures. We should be asking the question…why do certain white people become so afraid of people of color? Why are they branded as “thugs” or “savage animals” by these people? Is it bad parenting? Not being exposed to people of color growing up? Not willing to learn or understand other cultures or lifestyles? What is it? Why are people so fearful and paranoid of others in this Country? Do we actually need philosophy and cultural studies in high schools all across this Country? I don’t know. There just seems to be a huge lack of knowledge and wanting to learn in this Country.

    I truly fear for the future of our Country. Predatory Capitalism, Religious insanity and the uninformed, rampant paranoia are going to destroy this Country. Sorry to sound like such a pessimist but something has got to be done before it’s too late. I sincerely do not want to live in a fascist, totalitarian, police state. If the Christian extremists and the far right get their way…that’s where we’re headed folks. No conspiracy theories here(Man, I despise Alex Jones!). You merely have to listen to George Orwell or George Carlin and know political history. If that’s not enough. Just look at the course this Country has taken since Reagan took office. Look at what is happening in our society. The irrational and irresponsible way that people behave. I can only hope sanity prevails. Otherwise, we’re all screwed…literally!

  3. Good questions, metalheadjay.

    My buddy Don Henley writes in a song: “I’m so tired of waiting for reason to arrive”.

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Friday

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  1. “A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century.” [found a few minutes ago in Sacramento Bee]

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/#storylink=cpy

  2. “Texas Two-Step”
    Late today a Texas Grand Jury handed down a two count
    felony indictment charging Gov. Rick Perry with abuse
    of authority regarding his use of veto power. Maybe
    “Texas Toast” would have been a better headline.

  3. You guys remember the movie “The Godfather”, right? Of course you. Is it just me, or does Rick Perry remind you of Moe Greene, the guy who had a bullet put through his eye in that massage parlor? It think the resemblance is uncanny.

  4. Hoping for Texas Toast! Chucky, yes, Moe Greene. You are funny! And just heard Mike talk about last indicted Tex Ass Gov, somebody “pa” Johnson. HaHa! Am really enjoying myself as I listen to the show.

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Police States

You have to wonder, Truthseeker, why do local police departments need M-16′s, grenade launchers, and armored Humvees?  The militarization of our local peacekeepers may be partly responsible for the recent uptick in (alleged) over-the-top police violence.  Most recently, last night in Ferguson Missouri where protestors – and reporters – we subjected to rubber bullets, forcibleContinue Reading

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  1. Looks like fascism, smells like fascism, hmmm . . . I wonder if our Supreme Court will be asked to outlaw this militarization of our police. I don’t think so. Nice try, Kathy & I hope all is well with Molly.

  2. The way things are going in this gun toting, bullet riddled, blood stained, bible thumping insane asylum, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear one of these days that the country was now under martial law “until an undetermined time”. You know it’s coming…… :(

  3. Dot, I may be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure the U.S. has been under a state of emergency since 2001. This gives the executive branch the authority to ‘legally’ do anything it deems necessary in the name of national security. Isn’t that convenient?

  4. We live in a time of impending, if not immediate doom. The cabal running things are surely gleeful over such potential, but they are mistaken if they think they’ll be spared, as they are not as powerful as the universe. That said, it’s not a happy place for the majority — who actually ARE kind — and, as I’m wont to say, it’s gonna get worse before it gets better. Plant your feet in the earth and ask for healing from your Mother (earth). Truthseekers and truthtellers will prevail, in some realm.

  5. It’s becoming more difficult every day to distinguish between
    reality and non. Watching a few minutes of footage from last
    night’s demonstrations, at first I thought I was seeing a trailer
    from a new zombie flick. But no. It was the cops warring on the
    ‘folks’ that were speaking out. Cops sure have some fancy gear
    these days and they really want to use it… on us. Beats their
    video games, I guess. Stay alert, guys.

  6. Of course there are no words to describe this. But, Dot can still, somehow, make me laugh with her “nosferatu” Cheney. And, I smile thinking what wonderful protective parents you are with Molly. I hope Molly is not feeling sick any more.

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9 Responses to Oops – Church Night

  1. I wish I had the power to crash an asteroid into Rush Limpball’s house when he’s broadcasting his bigoted bullshit. Then I would toss Dick “The Baby Eater” Cheney into a pond full of alligators and crocodiles. Hopefully they wouldn’t die from food poisoning. Actually, I think it would be a lot more fun to water-board the bastard until he died.

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16 Responses to The Right to Remain Silent

  1. The way things are in this Nazi/fascist police state aka the United States, it’s not only “walking while black” it’s “walking while __________ (fill in the blank with the name/description of a minority). I do everything I can to stay from cops because I don’t trust them. Before they made me nervous, now I’m scared of them which is kind of ironic since I used to work as a police dispatcher many years ago. I trust the police as far as I can throw the USS Nimitz.

  2. I heard an interesting and all-too-brief interview with Craig Hulet the other night on this topic and he claims (and I don’t doubt it) that all (or most) of the newly-recruited cops are scared shitless of their own shadows, and do tend to shoot first and question later. (Perhaps due to their prior experience is mainly in war, ya think?)

    Cops used to be helpful decades ago; they escorted me home from a night job when I was being stalked, by, what else, white guys. Now, I don’t trust a one of them. “To Protect and Serve” leaves out a few key phrases: To protect [their sorry asses] and serve [us up on a plate].

    Serious bad juju will come back upon them tenfold, and none too soon.

  3. Then, there’s this… Although being dead nearly for two
    months, the body of Casey Kasem, due to family squabbling,
    has still not been laid to rest. Jeez, where’s the respect?
    What is it with some famous ‘folks’ that just can’t seem
    to make it into the ground or have their ashes scattered?
    It was three months before Micheal Jackson was laid to rest.
    James Brown, three and a half months. The all time, and still
    counting, record goes to the man that wrote the Hokey Pokey.
    Although deceased for nearly twenty years, he remains unburied,
    although not for lack of trying. It seems they have not been
    successful in keeping him in his coffin. They put his right
    leg in, he puts his right leg out…

  4. judging from my own feelings after reading this, I can only imagine the justified rage and fury of the people protesting. May the Missouri police feel the wrath. And Obama asking for calm? The most ineffectual leader in our sad history as a ..nation..

  5. dredge, are you saying Obama is more ineffectual than Bush, Jr.? How effectual was Bush with Hurricane Katrina?

  6. Bush was very effectual in Katrina. He wanted no one (black and poor people) to get help and no one got help.

  7. OK Denny, that hokey-pokey joke was so unfair.
    Almost as funny as ‘a Reptile Dysfunction’!

    And Dot, don’t despair, we still have Congressman Louie Gomer with us. Now there’s a funny, funny man.

  8. Dot….I thought he was a Gonnad.

    And from the files of “Tell me Something I don’t Already Know”.

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/09/dick-cheney-sets-new-world-record-being-asshole

    GodDAMN, I hate that motherfucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why, why, WHY isn’t this fucking piece of shit in the Hague? Oh, I remember now. Our fearless leader, the illustrious Mr. Obama said we are looking forward, not backward. And just why would our esteemed leader say this? Ding, ding, ding, ding! That’s right! So he can commit his own set of goddamned war crimes. I wish I knew this in 2008. This empty suit president would have never gotten my fucking vote.

  9. Yeah, good memories, me mum used to get us all in a circle to do the ‘hokey-pokey’ -
    “…and you shake it all around.”
    Then again, chucky might misunderstand and start shaking the wrong body part. You know how he gets.

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Exodus

Where to begin?  It’s a new week, new school year, and the world is collapsing all around us.  It gets difficult, Truthseeker, to shop for backpacks and pencils when children are dying on mountain tops in Iraq or buried under explosion debris in Gaza.  And another young, unarmed black man is killed by police, thisContinue Reading

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  1. Yes Tim, leave symbols for the symbol-minded. That’s why on
    July 18th I posted, “Keep your damn flags, plastic Chinese-
    made car ribbons and political parties.” We all miss Carlin!

  2. Yeah, I sure as hell miss Carlin. Absolute outright genius on every level. We lost another genius today. Robin Williams has died at the age 63. This is utterly sad to me. My favorite memories of him are his appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In fact, Robin and Bette Midler were Carsons final two guests ever. It was quite an emotional show, and in my opinion, my instant classic show.

    R.I.P. Robin Williams. I hope you are at peace.

  3. When I heard the sad news about Robin Williams’ death, my first thought was “No! Not him!”. My second thought was “Shit, why couldn’t it have been Dick Cheney, or Rush Limbaugh, or Ann Coulter or some other right wing piece of shit that died?!” The good do die young…..:(

  4. Don’t know if anyone here read Salam Pax’s or Riverbend’s blogs during the early years of Bush’s war. I was so disgusted by the run-up to the Baghdad bombing that I quit watching cable and network news (never went back to it) and turned to foreign press and first-person accounts.

    Riverbend stopped posting regularly around 2007 or so after she fled Baghdad. Her last post was on the 10-year anniversary last year. She’s an incredibly gifted writer with an excruciating perspective. And by that I mean she puts a human face — a woman’s face — on a war that has been utterly sanitized for public consumption. It’s painful to read her posts because she speaks directly to the reader’s own humanity.

    There are some parallels between living in a war zone and living with the constant worry that your kids won’t survive their teens because of their skin color. This gets sanitized in much the same way, as in “the kid had it coming.” Or “the kid was wearing a hoodie.” As a mom, I can only imagine what the mothers of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, among countless others, have been through. They must also have an excruciating perspective to share.

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Israel: One of the “most oppressive and brutal regimes in the world?”

Here’s the drill – and understand the jeopardy in which you place yourself if you do not follow it. Criticism of Israel is allowed only under certain circumstances, terms, or conditions. In the US there are myriad organizations whose sole function is to keep careful watch over whatever criticism – as little as there itContinue Reading

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  1. Words from a “Glass Empire”…
    Any person, group, organization, corporation, state or nation
    that engages in the mass slaughter of innocent civilians and
    attempts to justify it’s actions as ‘defending it’s right to
    exist’ forfeits that right. May they be damned by their own god.

  2. Well, at least Mr Obama is making new terrorists in Iraq today. I guess we needed more new kids who will watch their families blown up by US made bombs in Palestine and now we just cut out the middle man and are bombing the hell out of more families in Iraq. You know, gotta bomb you to make you free!!

    So when those kids grow up and hate America for murdering their families (I know CRAZY that would happen!) and they come over here and tie a bomb to themselves then blow up part of Yankee Stadium can we at least not pretend we don’t know why?

    Personally, I’m hoping the methane gas getting released will kill us off before that happens.

    But that said, I hope they DO impeach Obama and he is convicted; even if it’s made up bullshit charges the GOP uses. At least someone in government will be held accountable for something!!!

  3. “Yes, it’s too bad those folks in Gaza had to get in the way of all that ordinance, but the folks in Israel have every right to be a little trigger-happy.”

    “Right,folks?”

    glenn_uk, is that cartoon your own work?

  4. When I first saw the Victoria Jackson county commissioner political ad, I thought “This is a another brilliant piece from The Onion! This is great!” Then I realized that the ad was real. Holy shit! I’ve seen a lot (too many) political ads but hers was the weirdest/off the wall/bat shit crazy ad I have EVER seen. You can watch it if you want to but I warn you, you’ll NEVER be able to unsee it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/victoria-jackson-loses-tennessee-race_n_5661851.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics They must have been doing some serious narcotics when they made the ad. Then again we we are talking about Victoria Jackson……

  5. A Vanished Hope

    Forty years ago today Richard Nixon resigned the office of
    the President of the United States ending our “long national
    nightmare.” Little did we know back then, it had really just
    set the stage for even more devious political activities to
    follow. How we rejoiced that the dirty Dick Nixon was not
    only gone, but disgraced. America was going to be alright
    again. So we thought. Who knew then, that those would be some
    of ‘the good old days?’ How far we have fallen since then.

    And Ike had warned us.

  6. What do we have to do to get secessionism on the 2014 or 2016 ballot? The inbred right wingers have been screaming about it since Obama took office. Let’s put it on the national ballot and let’s vote on it! Let the illiterate, trailer trash cross burners have their own country! Let them live in a country with no social security, no unemployment insurance, no minimum wage, no health care, no medicare or Medicaid, no child labor laws, no infrastructure, no unions and no public schools. I would prefer to nuke the bastards out of existence but it would screw up the planet worse that it already is. So, who’s with me?! Let’s vote yes for secessionism and let’s get rid of the GOP/NeoCon/tea bagger mouth breathing troglodytes once for all!

  7. Denny, exactly how I feel. Dwight Eisenhower gave us a heads up concerning ye ole’ military-industrial-corporate-congressional complex in 1960. And when tricky Dickster went down in 1974, I thought we had a system that could at least keep political corruption in check. Man, was I ever naive.

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