Job well done. Given chance to surrender, UBL refused and double tapped.
When I learn that $1 million a day is beng spent in lobbying– and that there are 4 lobbyists from big business for every member of Congress I cringe. — Larry Summers, Oblivious To Irony (Oct. 2010)
A beautiful and finally tolerable day in the Imperial City. Call them ‘surrender monkeys’ all you want, but when Pierre L’Enfant in 1791 began designing Washington, D.C., he’s not the one who decided the capital should be on a swamp. Here’s an open thread. We’re tuning out for a day or two all the click-baiting, [...]
Of all the offensive things Neocons and their Likudnik partners in arms do, among the most blatant is their cynical pilfering of historic icons and memes to justify their covertly amoral (and clumsy) macht politik objectives. We all mock their pornographic overuse of Churchill and Lincoln. That’s now so heavy-handed even the “checked out” South [...]
Dan Simmons latest, “Flashback”, reviewed in mid Summer by the WaPo was declared a Tea Party manifesto. The plot occurs in a fallen U.S. some 30 years in the future, with Mexico occupying the Southwest, Japan in Hawaii directly and ruling the West and Midwest indirectly via zaibatsu viceroys. Israel is nuked out existence, and [...]
Glad to hear from everyone. Hope vacations were fun and memorable. The Stiftung is handling details for someone close as they confront the aftermath encountering ER facilities this weekend. All is fine and the patient discharged and feisty, which is an excellent sign. One more appointment tomorrow and then let’s get back to some fun [...]