Tag Archives: Nationalism

What’s happy about the Fourth of July?

AYFKM? Even “have a nice day” has more credibility, or have a holiday that’s happy. Should our national day of flag waving, specifically OUR celebration of patriotism as citizens of an ever broadening, ever more savage repressive empire, remind us … Continue reading

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So the State Department is once more Dictating to Egypt

Hosni Mubarak must stay – US envoy Frank Wisner: ‘This is an ideal moment for Mubarak to show the way forward’ Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak “must stay in office” during a power transition, a US special envoy says. Frank Wisner … Continue reading

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Iran had ‘preconditions’ for nuclear talks, Great Powers miffed..

Actually Baroness Ashton and other “diplomats” said they were “disappointed”. Baroness Ashton led a delegation from France, Germany, Russia, the UK, US and China, at the two-day talks. The international team had proposed a new version of a plan to … Continue reading

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Dit Fromage!

Ah, photography and cheese, together again. In French. New concept, Calendar Girls posing with … CHEESE! It doesn’t translate very well, culturally, or didn’t. “Say Cheese” becomes “Dit Fromage! Dit Fromage!” Warning, the webpage is in French. So for those … Continue reading

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The good news, the bad news

The good news: The War industry is bankrupt The Bad news: due to the way their Corporate Welfare was funded, so is the rest of America. The Good news: The foreclosure on the War Loan will shut down the war, … Continue reading

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Swiss refuse to hand over Polanski, US upset, still haven’t handed over Bush

Not trying to minimalize or trivialize date-rape or child molesting, but that’s ONE count against Mr Polanski and (at least) Hundreds of Thousands of counts of Murder, including and especially children, against Messieurs Bush, Cheney, Rove, Petraeus, McChrystal, Rumsfeld, Prince, … Continue reading

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“mineral wealth bonanza” found in Afghanistan… by U.S… (BBC)

So the scanning of the substrate rocks actually looking for a 6-and-a-half foot tall Arab attached to a portable dialysis machine or were they Taxpayer Funded Corporate Welfare, wherein the U.S. military was prospecting for Massey Energy, BP, ALCOA, etc? … Continue reading

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Karl Rove admits error in Iraq strategy

ERROR? wtf? Since when, exactly, does a long string of bald-faced Lies work out as being mistakes? Saying something is orange when it’s actually red is a “mistake”. Losing count of how many beers you drank before getting behind the … Continue reading

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More people who do not muchly good speak the English tongue…

ren·e·gade ?/?r?n??ge?d/ [ren-i-geyd] –noun 1. a person who deserts a party or cause for another. 2. an apostate from a religious faith. –adjective 3. of or like a renegade; traitorous. Synonyms: Traitor, Snake, Turncoat, Oath-breaker, Treaty Breaker.   John McCain … Continue reading

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Question of Nationalism v. Imperialism …again

EU officials not allowing Washington to monitor their economic transactions, Washington upset. So, does Washington allow the EU or Mexico or Cuba or Iran or who-the-hell-ever a similar privilege of monitoring United States bank transactions? Nationalism that doesn’t grant equal … Continue reading

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Well well well… the “foreign” word makes the Right Wing take notice.

As in, they were so gleeful about Corporate Takeover, with Supreme Court “justices” making the rulings that Corporations are better than Real People, until their base. the Teabaggers, the Minutemen, the Klan, other anti-anybody-else Racist Nutjobs, started listening to one … Continue reading

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Bolton, the World Court, Imperialism disguised as Nationalism

There’s a PBS special on about it now, reminded me. The notion that the United States, and ONLY the United States, can stand as both Immune from international law AND have the ability to Sit In Judgment of every other … Continue reading

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The Doctor’s Plot revisited

In 1953, Stalin launched his ‘defense’ against Jewish doctors he said were involved in a plot to kill him. Today, with Britain’s Labor Party now thoroughly discredited for being a poodle, barking alongside Bush always in support of the US … Continue reading

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