Exit Strategy for Junior

George Bush, Jr. has always hated the Junior. It was the first thing to go when he ran for president. But as he gives new meaning to the term ‘lame duck,’ it’s time to reapply that fitting nominative suffix. With McCain headed toward election defeat and a tidal wave of Democrats crushing the Republican Party […]

Halloween Story

I don’t know why I forgot this before, but two Halloweens ago I posted a short story over at SouthOfStrange.com, and it’s become a Halloween tradition of sorts for me to repost. Lost in Translation “So this is what a secure and undisclosed location looks like,” The President said with a chuckle. “Kinda expected somethin’…I […]

Just Say No to the Bailout — this one, anyway

If I had the power to do a commercial about the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, it would feature George Bush holding a fistful of money. “This is your money,” a voiceover would say. Then the camera would pan back to show a crowd of men in suits and power-ties as Bush tosses wads of […]

Square-Peg Pounding Continues

The neocon counteroffensive against the National Intelligence Estimate went into full swing today. Their dream of reversing the 1979 revolution cannot be denied, even by reality. Alan Dershowitz showed up on Huffpost (once a paladin of new media, quickly becoming MSM) and called the NIE “the stupidest intelligence assessment I have ever read” (implying that […]

Selling Iran: Part Four

Spin for Dummies, page 15: “When square news does not fit the round hole of your narrative, bang it with a hammer until it fits.” A new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) has been released. Apparently, the intelligence professionals have learned the lesson of Iraq, even if Bush and Cheney haven’t. Intelligence used to be a […]

Photo of the Day

No, your browser’s working correctly. That’s the actual picture, black empty space and all. Condi Rice stands alone on a huge stage, proclaiming “progress” in the quicksands of Palestine. Thanks to Michael Shaw over at HuffPost for pointing this out. Photographer Jason Reed of Reuters deserves an award for this photo. It perfectly captures the […]

Neverending Worry (a Parody)

To the tune of “Neverending Story” Zero groundLook at your TVIn his faceThe nightmare we have seenThe terrorists are everywhereThey’re hidden in your mindThey’re calling you long distanceIt’s the reason for our neverending worry OccupyA random countryBomb them allFor your securityPatriotic secretsWill unfold behind the cloudsThe chamber of the echoHas answers to our neverending worry, […]