Locked and Loaded on Behalf of Empire First

American democracy and capitalist prosperity are dying on the vine of Empire. And this weekend’s drone attack on the largest oil processing facility on the planet is a graphic case of why. So is the related picture below. The scene is of Yemenis burying a busload of children who were obliterated by American-made bombs delivered … Continue reading “Locked and Loaded on Behalf of Empire First”

Not Mueller Time – At Last!

At his wrap-up press conference in May, Robert Mueller sternly underscored what he called "the central allegation" of the two-year Russia probe. Namely, that the Russian government engaged in "multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election, and that allegation deserves the attention of every American." Today’s gong show on Capitol Hill presented him with … Continue reading “Not Mueller Time – At Last!”

Trump’s Salute: Apotheosis of the Warfare State

Granted. The Donald skipped American history class – along with much else that even modestly educated people still recall. But owing to his late life conversion to flag-hugging patriotism you would think he might have taken time to actually read the Declaration of Independence. Obviously not. We have scoured its 1334 words, and our recollection … Continue reading “Trump’s Salute: Apotheosis of the Warfare State”

The Donald’s Latest Iranian Caper – Sh*t-Faced Stupidity

This is just wanton shit-faced stupidity. We are referring to the Trump Administration’s escalation of sanctions on Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei and its foreign minister, and then the Donald’s tweet-storm of bluster, threats and implicit redlines when they didn’t take too kindly to this latest act of aggression by Washington. That last point can’t be emphasized … Continue reading “The Donald’s Latest Iranian Caper – Sh*t-Faced Stupidity”

America Last: The Real Meaning of the Donald’s Deplorable Aggression Against Iran

In the present era of 24/7 "breaking news", the journalistic information intermediated by the internet and the cable networks has largely been reduced to noise, devoid of signal. Or at least any historical context beyond the here and now. The currently threatened escalation of Washington’s economic war on Iran into an actual shooting war is … Continue reading “America Last: The Real Meaning of the Donald’s Deplorable Aggression Against Iran”

No Joy In Never-Trumpville: Mighty Mueller Has Struck Out

RussiaGate starts with Carter Page and ends with him, too. So forget the ballyhooed 448 pages of mostly trivia, non sequiturs, innuendo, and regurgitated Deep State agit prop, lies and smears in the Mueller Report. We will get to some of that in Part 2, but today we intend to dwell on the essence of … Continue reading “No Joy In Never-Trumpville: Mighty Mueller Has Struck Out”

Not Mueller Time: Hey, MSM, This Dud’s For You!

Now that the giant Mueller Nothingburger (with a side of crow-flavored fries, per Jim Kunstler) has been officially delivered unto the mainstream media’s wailing and gnashing of teeth, the essence of the matter should be obvious: To wit, the RussiaGate Collusion story was always way above the pay grade of the legal sleuths and gunslingers … Continue reading “Not Mueller Time: Hey, MSM, This Dud’s For You!”

Forever War, Evermore: The Congressional Left Saves NATO, Trump Goes Empire First

The past week has brought still more evidence that America is fiscally doomed owing to the twin burdens of the Welfare State and Warfare State. The latter, of course, is demographically and politically immovable owing to the coming tsunami of Baby Boom retirements and the absolute cowardice of the GOP when it comes to curtailing … Continue reading “Forever War, Evermore: The Congressional Left Saves NATO, Trump Goes Empire First”

Mueller Mugs Again – The Roger Stone Farce

There is nothing more grating than the constant sanctimonious carping by partisan Dems, beltway lifers and their mainstream media megaphones about upholding the "rule of law". Robert Mueller is held to be the very quintessence of it – meaning that his bully-boy prosecution must be permitted to grind to a conclusion unimpeded and unchallenged come … Continue reading “Mueller Mugs Again – The Roger Stone Farce”

Trump Derangement Syndrome and the NATO Fetish of the Progressive Left

We’ve got NATO on our mind today because we learned this morning that the mere suggestion this obsolete relic of the Cold War should be abandoned tends to trigger an absolutely virulent outburst of Trump Derangement Syndrome in the mainstream media. As it happened we were appearing on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" to promote our new … Continue reading “Trump Derangement Syndrome and the NATO Fetish of the Progressive Left”