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Only Obama

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Only Obama Succeeded Where Bush Failed (“Great shot sir!”)

Only Obama can deal with the financial collapse caused by  the right wing libertarian attitude towards proper regulation of financial institutions

Only Obama could persuade us that the Lion King was born in Hawaii

But Only Limbaugh could come up with the slogan which will should drive the great Democratic election sweep of 2012



And They have the guns!

Friday, March 25th, 2011

From Discover Magazine:

Obama Speech on Religion

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This comes from before he was president. But note that (at 2:30 on the tape) he says “politics involves compromise” and perhaps that is being applied also to the very principles advocated in this speech.

Collateral Murder

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Arrest over leaked video of US gunship attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). The video really is shocking – especially since nothing I could see (except the camera) looked remotely like a weapon to me.  But the former soldier who has spoken out against attacking the rescue truck actually defends the original shooting. He appears to accept the identification of weapons in the group and also claims that his team did find some on the ground when they arrived (but doesn’t say how many).

It would be useful to the US military if they could support these claims (and/or show that the victims were in a well announced no-entry combat zone). Since they haven’t done that my guess is they can’t – and so the charge of murder still stands.

Stephen Hawking . . .

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

. . . would have died long ago if he had lived in the UK – or so said an anti-medicare US “thinktank” (the Investors Business Daily) until Jay Bookman and others pointed out that . . . he does! (more…)

Stupid ‘stupid’

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Obama’s retraction is refreshing, but does leave some questions about his willingness to comment on the basis of incomplete information.

McCain Puts Country Second

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

John McCain’s nomination of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate is a mind-blowingly cynical choice in the light of his criticism of Barak Obama as not yet ready to assume the highest office.

Michael Cohen says it well in a posting today at

Neo Culpa indeed!

Monday, November 6th, 2006


Contrary Brin: Arguments for your obstinate uncle…

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

David Brin quotes and annotates Russ Daggat comparing Bush and Clinton records.

Brin: The Decadence Excuse

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Contrary Brin: The Decadence Excuse… The Song Sung by All Our Foes. comments on the anti-intellectual attitudes of bushite right wing america

MT on BF

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Mark Twain’s “The Late Benjamin Franklin”

Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld

Thursday, July 6th, 2006 on the Guantanamo ruling
It’s time to really expose the falseness of the Bushites’ claims to represent what are claimed to be true American values (or, less likely, for them to show the world that they can truly accept and live up to those values)

Iraq’s War Porn

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

AlterNet: War on Iraq: Iraq’s War Porn is powerfully written and has stimulated a thoughtful set of responses – well worth reading.

AlterNet: How the Right Stole the ’60s (And Why We Should Get Them Back)

Friday, May 19th, 2006

AlterNet: How the Right Stole the ’60s (And Why We Should Get Them Back)

Senator John Kerry | The Right to Dissent

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Senator John Kerry | The Right to Dissent was linked from David Brin