Iraq is Our Country!!!: Kitabat, Iraq
Aug23

Iraq is Our Country!!!: Kitabat, Iraq

The incalculable anguish endured by the Iraqi people has not ended with the departure of the bulk of American combat forces, and may well worsen. According to this article by columnist Sabah al Bahraini of Iraq’s Kitabat newspaper, successive governments have facilitated the mass exodus of Iraqis from their land and rendered those that remained ‘easy prey to death by bombing, suicide, massacre and burning.’ In the...

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The Politics of “No”
Aug23

The Politics of “No”

WASHINGTON — In an election, a solid “no” usually beats an uneasy “yes, but.” That’s the heart of the problem Democrats and President Obama face this fall. The advantage of saying “no” without equivocation is that a significant share of the electorate is usually ready to shout the word from the rooftops, especially when the economy is as bad as it is now. Both parties have regularly...

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The Real Desecration of Ground Zero
Aug22

The Real Desecration of Ground Zero

First – a special note. I am no longer “Elrod” (at least on TMV). I am Aaron Astor and I have been for about 37 years and 2 weeks. Anyway… A few years ago I visited a friend of mine who lived about five blocks north of Ground Zero. He lived in a building with many residents who still suffer from 9/11 syndrome, which is a byproduct of the nasty construction material (including asbestos) emanating from the...

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More Political Hypocrisy: Republicans Criticize Obama’s Vacation Time
Aug22

More Political Hypocrisy: Republicans Criticize Obama’s Vacation Time

File this in your ever thickening Political Hypocrisy File: Republicans are criticizing President Barack Obama for taking so much vacation time, but there’s one teenie-weenie problem: George W. Bush took more vacation time (and they didn’t complain then). And Democrats, who criticized Bush, aren’t complaining about Obama. The Washington Post reports: VINEYARD HAVEN, MASS. — For the second straight year, the...

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Willie Brown: A Gifted Politician From The Good Old Days
Aug22

Willie Brown: A Gifted Politician From The Good Old Days

Willie Brown is the shrewdest, most accomplished, most polished and by far the best dressed politician I have known in my long lifetime. He is now advancing in years but the wealth of political knowledge still flows as fluently as the water spills from the Oroville Dam in northern California down the California Aqueduct to the last farming and tiny town on the border with Mexico. Forget Willie Brown was a Democrat. His three decades...

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The Real Story About the Mosque Two Blocks Away From Ground Zero
Aug22

The Real Story About the Mosque Two Blocks Away From Ground Zero

Here’s the REAL story about the proposed mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero: it’s really a zionist conspiracy…or so some say… How did they find this secret out? I’m already busy enough dominating the news media, running Hollywood and keeping Chinese restaurants open and now it comes out that I’m behind buildling that mosque close to ground zero, too. (Well, at least no one has gotten proof yet...

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Report: Fox News Co-owner Funded ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Imam (UPDATED)
Aug22

Report: Fox News Co-owner Funded ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Imam (UPDATED)

Could it be that Fox News’ Saudi Arabian co-owner helped fund the Imam who’s at the center of the distortion-crammed controversy over the proposed mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero? According to a report, the answer is yes: The second largest shareholder in News Corp. — the parent company of Fox News — has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to causes linked to the imam planning to build a Muslim...

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The Price of Empire
Aug22

The Price of Empire

Chalmers Johnson has led an interesting life. Trained as an political scientist with a special interest in Asia, he was a strong Anti-Communist, who worked as a consultant for the C.I.A. and supported the War in Vietnam. During those years, he wrote, he was irritated by campus antiwar protesters, who seemed to me self indulgent as well as sanctimonious and who had so clearly not done their homework [on the history of communism in East...

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Obama Not a Muslim and Fox News
Aug22

Obama Not a Muslim and Fox News

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Steve McQueen’s Grandson Steven McQueen Continues Family’s Acting Legacy
Aug22

Steve McQueen’s Grandson Steven McQueen Continues Family’s Acting Legacy

Sometimes the kids or grandkids of famous stars get into the business and you think “If their name wasn’t so and so he/she would never have gotten their break.” But Steven McQueen, grandson of the late screen icon Steve McQueen, already looks like he has the words “future star” written all over him in his own...

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Australia’s ‘Hung’ Parliament: Wooing Of The “Gang Of Five” Begins
Aug22

Australia’s ‘Hung’ Parliament: Wooing Of The “Gang Of Five” Begins

Australia’s ruling Labor party, led by Julia Gillard, and the opposition Liberal party, led by Tony Abbott, have failed to get a clear majority in the Parliament, for which elections were held Saturday. Both parties would now be wooing four Independents and one Green party member for support to gather the required majority to form a government. However, the final election outcome would be known in another two weeks after the counting...

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Lots of Uncertainty About Demand
Aug22

Lots of Uncertainty About Demand

Wait! You mean it’s not true that corporate CEOs are waiting to get that gold-plated affidavit from Pres. Obama that he will stop making them feel so uncertain with all that scary talk about climate change legislation? According to a bunch of senior executives interviewed for an article in the Washington Post, neither Republican solutions (deregulation and corporate tax cuts) nor Democratic proposals (more stimulus) address the...

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The Pain Threshold
Aug21

The Pain Threshold

I heard a warning deep within – we usually do, when something worse than we can imagine is stalking us, and set to pounce. Fate’s way of beating us in a fair fight is to give us warnings that we hear, but never heed. ~Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram The last few days I have been talking about the economic fate of the American worker and how that relates to our current economic woes. My partner over at Newhoggers has a...

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Jack Horkheimer: Beloved Stargazer Passes from This World
Aug21

Jack Horkheimer: Beloved Stargazer Passes from This World

Jack Horkheimer, the little guy with the bad toupeé, Chaplinesque voice and strange name… who stood against a green screen while making it look to TV viewers at home that he was standing and broadcasting from outer space…. well Mr Horkheimer, the earthling beloved by many, has died at age 72 from a respiratory illness. He was the creator and host of the PBS show “Star Gazer” and popularized naked-eye astronomy....

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Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding a Lesson for China’s Anti-Corruption Officials: Yangtze Daily News, China
Aug21

Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding a Lesson for China’s Anti-Corruption Officials: Yangtze Daily News, China

What can the multi-million dollar wedding of Chelsea Clinton teach Chinese officials about corruption? According to columnist Zhang Dong Yang of the state-controlled Yangtze Daily News, the fact that former President Clinton could pay for such extravagance without having to hide it shows that he made his money honorably and with public knowledge – as opposed to public officials in China, who need never divulge their assets and...

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Slouching Out of Iraq
Aug21

Slouching Out of Iraq

Generations of Americans have to take it on faith that wars can be won. Not since V-J Day in 1945 has there been dancing in our streets and strangers kissing in joy and relief. With the mission in Baghdad far from accomplished, the last U.S. combat troops leave behind 4415 dead, billions of dollars spent (or stolen) and come home to a nation that is much less safe or united after seven years of sacrifice. As the New York Times sums up...

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Only $5 Million Left for Republican National Committee At End of July
Aug21

Only $5 Million Left for Republican National Committee At End of July

Advice to the Republican National Committee: Quick…get on the phone and call News Corp for some money: it turns out you only had $5 milliion left by July’s end for the final sprint of the 2010 mid-term elections: The Republican National Committee spent twice as much as it raised in July, leaving the committee with just over $5 million on hand with less than three months left before the 2010 midterm elections. In a report...

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China Must Draw a Red Line Against American ‘Encirclement’: Global Times, People’s Republic of China
Aug21

China Must Draw a Red Line Against American ‘Encirclement’: Global Times, People’s Republic of China

Does the United States have a cold war strategy to create an ‘Asian NATO’ to contain China’s military? According to Dai Xu, author of the book C-shaped Encirclement, writing in China’s new flagship state-controlled newspaper, the Global Times, current U.S.-South Korea exercises in the South China and Yellow Seas makes it imperative for Chinese ‘dignity’ to show the Americans the ‘red...

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Real Life Imitating Swedish Fiction?
Aug21

Real Life Imitating Swedish Fiction?

Yesterday the founder of the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, was charged by Swedish authorities with rape. It made front page news in this country because WikiLeaks has made public documents that suggest the American military, intelligence community, and key members of two administrations have been consistently misrepresenting their horrendously bungled Afghanistan adventure. Today, according to news reports, Julian...

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Obama Polls
Aug21

Obama Polls

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