Sunday, July 29, 2012


It is indicative of the times that the Republican presidential hopeful, in order to burnish his foreign policy leadership credentials, goes to Israel for the express purpose of grovelling to Bibi Netanyahu.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


The Vatican has hired a Fox News reporter to be their 'communications adviser'.

They should have done that years ago.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012


What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelly to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy—a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour…

-Frederic Douglass, 1852

Things are not better now.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012


So Hillary finally bit the bullet and apologized to Pakistan for killing 24 soldiers. That's after seven months and God knows how many billions spent for the other routes through Russia and Central Asia.

It's the kind of lose-lose scenario that the current administration seems to love. If the US had apologized at the beginning, it would have been less damaging to both the US and Pakistan. Apologizing now just makes the US look weak, and Pakistan gets more bad press in the US, something they most certainly don't need.

Obama, Clinton, Panetta, Geitner, bad policies (if there are policies) made worse by bad execution.

They say that there is always worse, but even a human disaster like Romney would be hard pressed to surpass this crew.