Category Archives: War

Vladimir Putin and the limits of machoism.

Mostly, What Josh Marshall said…(Via Talking Points Memo.) The audio tapes posted by The New York Times might as well be from some future Russia-based version of Waiting for Guffman or Best in Show, a comical rendering of rustics and … Continue reading

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On this Veterans Day–”Anthem For Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen.

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons. No mockeries for them; no prayers nor bells, Nor any voice of mourning … Continue reading

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President Obama: Here we go again.

Yeah.  Good speech. And yes, at this point, saying Obama can give a good speech is like saying Jessica Alba has a nice tush.  The default response to either statement is “So…?” Yes, he defended Medicare and Social Security.  But … Continue reading

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How to make a terrorist.

Take one male or female child. Add a loving family. Then add one missile. Then subtract the family. Then add years of grief and and pain and rage. Then add a group that says “We will give you an outlet … Continue reading

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Gaza…

What Dr Cole says… Other than that…fuck it.  I got nothing. Except… No, fuck it.  Too Goddamn Angry! Fuck!

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Libya and bad filmmaking as a WMD.

Despite the occasional hyperbolic comment you may find on “Ain’t It Cool News”, no movie is worth a human life.  Let alone the ones in Libya. And the ones who turned this into a blood fest should be condemned. But let’s … Continue reading

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My response to every progressive on Twitter who’s angry at Jeremy Scahill….

MSNBC VIDEOS DO NOT EMBED ON WORDPRESS!  FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. I’m going to make this short and sweet because I don’t want to spend more time on this then I have to. If you … Continue reading

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On this Veterans Day–”Anthem For Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen.

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons. No mockeries for them; no prayers nor bells, Nor any voice of mourning … Continue reading

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Obama’s speech last night…

Shorter version for the left: Look, I’m not that idiot cracker, Bush.  We are not setting foot one on Libyan soil.  And I’m not going to spend years rebuilding the place. So please, knock off the Bush’s Third Term horsecrap. … Continue reading

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RANDOM NOTES: March 23, 2011. (The “Holy Crap, I’m behind” edition.)

-Wow. Libya…so that happened. To be honest, I am deeply ambivalent about this whole thing.  On the one hand, holy shit, we’re in another war in the Middle East!  On the other hand, Kaddafi is a murderous son of a … Continue reading

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