The United States: now backing ____________

This cartoon from David Pope really does sum up the efforts of the United States to “stabilize” the Middle East.

President Obama: United States “tortured some folks” after 9/11

You don’t say… President Barack Obama bluntly acknowledged on Friday that the United States conducted torture in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

“I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong,” he said. “We did a whole lot of things that [...]

Bill Moyers & Michael Winship: What We Can Learn From Lawrence of Arabia

Over at BillMoyers.com, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship have an excellent piece on how the Middle East could have been much different if the world’s superpowers had heeded the advice of T.E. Lawrence following World War I.

You may remember the scene when, after dynamiting the Hijaz railway and looting a Turkish supply train, Lawrence [...]

Energy Independence? Bull*lone*y!

One of my post election predictions is that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on or after November 5, 2104.

It just seems to fit with the current oil trends in the US:

U.S. Crude Oil Exports Hit a 15-Year Monthly High:

The United States exported 268,000 barrels of crude oil a [...]

The Meltdown In Iraq: It’s Bushes Fault! No Really!

In their article “Iraq’s implosion could redraw Middle East boundaries“, Reuters goes into a brief explanation of why the insurgents are proving so effective against the million man American trained Iraqi Army. Seems it’s because they are having few problems recruiting disaffected soldiers and officers from Saddam Hussein’s army.

“In fact, the most important [...]

Thursday Music: Putin Special Edition: Back In The USSR

So What Was Senator Ron Johnson Thinking?

One of my favorite items in the Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the Congress Following the Vote feature. There is always a short description of major bills voted on in Congress the previous week with a breakdown on how the Wisconsin contingent voted…PART TWO!

This past week the US Senate passed a bi-partisan bill 79 [...]

Tweet of the day, courtesy of @TeaPartyCat

This is by far my favorite tweet of the day.

After FOUR AMERICANS DIED in Benghazi, Obama should've resigned, just like Reagan did after 241 Americans died in Beruit.

— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) May 1, 2014

Unarmed Civilian Takes Sailor’s Gun and Kills:

Hey, you John Wayne wannabes! An armed sailor…a professional fighting man…trained for war and totally familiar with the use of weapons…was on sentry duty when he was disarmed by a civilian who then used the gun to kill another sailor. And you think you’ve got a chance to protect you and yours? Your dreams will [...]

Major Milwaukee Company Ships Lake Water Outside the Great Lakes Watershed!

Water is the one resource that have continued to plunder with little concern for it’s availability in the future. We let the petroleum industry waste it in fracking. We let power companies pollute it in any number of ways. We let factory farms dry up aquifers with high capacity wells for irrigation. We waste it [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14”

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