Category: Rants & raves

  • Scary Clinton history of lies

    Dan Calabrese writes about a Watergate-era Judiciary Chief of Staff who fired Hillary Clinton in 1974 for lies and unethical behaviour. Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who…

  • A Mosaic in memory

    On Huffington Post today: A mosaic in remembrance of the 4,000 men and women who died in the war in Iraq — and the two men who would continue this great tragedy. Click here to see the full (very large) image.

  • Hillary in Tuzla: The Movie

    Did Hillary get her lying skills from Bill?

  • Some numbers from Iraq

    Photograph by Kevin Dooley Within hours, or days, the inevitable will happen … a luckless US military member will be killed and become the 4,000th victim of the war in Iraq. It is time to look at the real numbers behind this futile, stupid war, a war launched on lies and corruption. The Cost to…

  • Cheney says Iraq invasion was successful endeavour

    Iraq’s President Jalal Talabani, right, sits next to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in his office in Baghdad Over on the post “U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday declared the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq a ‘successful endeavor’ in a visit to Iraq. ‘If you look back on those five years it has been…

  • Worth more than a thousand words …

    An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen who were expelling the woman and some 200 other members of the Landless Movement from a privately-owned tract of land on the outskirts of Manaus, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon March 11, 2008. The landless peasants tried…

  • Japan’s bizarre whale experiments

    A review of the controversial scientific research conducted by Japan and its whalers has uncovered a list of ‘bizarre’ and useless experiments, including how to cross breed cows with whales. Scientists have analysed 43 research papers produced by Japan over 18 years, finding most were useless or esoteric. The scientific research included injecting minke whale…

  • 1 in 99 US adults behind bars

    According to this story in the New York Times, the United States prison population grew by 25,000 last year, bringing it to almost 1.6 million. Another 723,000 people are in local jails. The number of American adults is about 230 million, meaning that one in every 99.1 adults is behind bars. Incarceration rates are even…

  • A trashy tale

    A picture worth a thousand sad words from Sierra Magazine. Ocean-borne trash plagues the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The stomach of this dead albatross held more than a half pound of plastic. They captioned it with this damning quote from Art Buchwald — written in 1970: And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and…