Proud to be a War Criminal

The war criminals have been crawling out of the woodwork lately. Boasting about being part of the Bush administration Ministry of Torture seems to be the thing to do lately. First there was former VP Dick Cheney in a speech at American University (who must be really desperate for guest speakers) on March 28 making […]

Update: US Moves Vatican Embassy Closer to Vatican for Security: Right Wing Goes Nuts

Citing security concerns, the State Department recently announced that it was moving its US Embassy to the Holy See (the Vatican embassy) into the US diplomatic compound, which is actually closer to the Vatican than the old site.  Cue the fake outrage.  The Daily Caller published a post accusing the Obama administration of being anti-Catholic […]

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Details

Breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear program in Geneva last night: “Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on a historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions. …The deal, intended as a first step toward a more comprehensive nuclear pact to be completed in […]

50 Years Ago……..

PBS has a terrific film (as they usually do) on John Fitzgerald Kennedy. They’ve already released the first of the two part series. The first film covers his life before he became president. I managed to go through the two hour presentation thanks to my PBS app on my Apple TV (shameless plug). My standards […]

Remember This on This Veteran’s Day, and then on Election Day in 2014


As of November 8th, 2013, there have been 58,846 American soldiers killed or wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom since March 19, 2013. How often do you hear that statistic? The financial cost of the warS to date is approximately $4-6 trillion – the equivalent […]

A Winning Formula

We’ve seen a number of winning and losing platforms over the years. Some of them have been uplifting, others despicable, and some just plain comical. When looking at the current political landscape I see a few commonalities that would give either side a much better shot at winning. Personally, I would love for both parties […]

Media Whore

First, some definitions I collected online, in no particular order:  A person who craves media attention; someone who will apparently do anything to remain in the media spotlight. A media figure who will throw their mom under a bus and then sell her soul to get a ratings high. A person who has a psychological […]

Kick the can down the road

It is becoming increasingly difficult to approach anything happening in Washington (or Austin for that matter) with reason or common sense. Before I dive into what was happening there, I should go into some detail as to what was happening at home. Obviously, I won’t give absolute specifics, but my wife works for one of […]

The Republican Rainbow

Thanks, Republicans, for giving us such a beautiful rainbow. You are doing a marvelous job. I don’t think the DNC could have asked for better support in jumping over purple and going to blue in many districts in the future. You have shown your true colors, and none of them are red, white or blue. […]