Iraq – You Break It, You Own It?

The news these days has been just dominated by speculation over what, if anything, the U.S. should do about the growing “crisis” in Iraq. For those who’ve been living under a rock, the crisis revolves around the murderous advance, through Iraq, of the group known as ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), a fanatical offshoot of Al-Qaeda, whose apparent aim is to create the world’s first terrorism-derived Islamic state across the Sunni areas of Iraq and Syria. This group is so extreme that even the leadership of Al-Qaeda itself has purportedly expressed disapproval of their tactics!

Look Martha, The Dingbats Are Doing A Jim Carrey!

Break out the Kettle Corn friends, because the following clip from last night’s Rachel Maddow Show is like a weird Right Wing Dingbat parody of Jim Carrey’s I’m Kicking My Ass! bit from the movie Liar Liar. And if that isn’t schizophrenic enough for ya, the “party of small government,” that nevertheless insists on government-mandated ultrasounds for women contemplating abortion, is now telling us we don’t need health insurance…

Theories, Theories, Everywhere…

… With nary a fact to think. Drink? Whatever… Unless you’ve spent your entire life in some isolated jungle tribe, you’ve heard at least a few of the countless “conspiracy theories” spouted by people for as long as we’ve been around. Hell, according to Abby on NCIS, even equatorial pygmies know that Gibbs doesn’t believe in coincidences!

Rachel Maddow’s Best New Thing!

As with the recent Boston Marathon Bombings, the news media just seems to have a knack for getting me damned near as upset with their “breaking news” coverage of an event as I am with the actual event itself. And while I am cognizant of how that “fog of war” thing can really cloud the…

Spitting Into The Wind?

Inspired by the great song included in the Lost In Time post over at the ladybluerose blog, I went searching on YouTube for more great music by Jim Croce. While I was doing that, I had The Rachel Maddow Show playing in the background on my TV. I don’t know about you, but Jim’s music…

Channeling Harry Reid’s Rage

You keep telling me to hang around While you play around With the clowns that you’ve found It ain’t right! Now and then I get tired of the sounds Of you putting me down While you’re playing the town Every night! The Sweet – “No You Don’t” This segment from last night’s The Rachel Maddow…

Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes

Some of you might recognize the title to this post as one of those “sayings from the rooms” – as those in recovery from addiction(s) say, but I think it’s just as appropriate when we’re talking about the recovery of our political/economic system as well. I was actually in bed and on my way to…

Army of God, or Army of Darkness?

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately my friends, but between the heat, my continuing PC woes, and the horrible backache I’ve been suffering from for over a week (I suspect these three things are most definitely connected), I really haven’t felt much like blogging. I am feeling a little better today though, and my…

Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain!

Oprah Winfrey is the harbinger of the Anti-Christ? Sex with demons?!? What’s really behind the GOP’s hard-line anti-Obama positions? “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” Well Rachel Maddow thinks she does, and according to this clip from her July 12, 2011 show, it’s the “radical Evangelical extremists” working to shape the…