Monthly Archives: November 2005

Maureen Dowd on Vice President Dick Cheney

The Autumn of the Patriarchy By Maureen Dowd In the vice president’s new, more fortified bunker, inside his old undisclosed secure location within the larger bunker that used to be called the West Wing of the White House, Dick Cheney … Continue reading

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U.S. Uses W.M.D. in Iraq!!

This is an editorial in the New York Times, while quite tardy in its recognition, that assesses the use of white phosphorous against the Iraqi resistance and non-combatants in Falluja. President Saddam Hussein is being tried for war crimes and … Continue reading

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Welcome United States Senate Sergeant at Arms: Peace!

I think it interesting that three of the hits to my blog came from: U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms OrgID: USSAA Address: 2 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, N.E. 6TH FLOOR City: WASHINGTON DC StateProv: DC PostalCode: 20510 Country: US They accessed my … Continue reading

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Does Mr Bush Really Want A Powerful Iraqi State to Contain the Insurgency?

So the strategy of the Democrats is to support an indefinite continuation of the war. Senator Barack Obama is typical of a centrist senator who wants to be seen as a critic of the war and yet a supporter of … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Assists America’s Poor; The Nuclear Option

Venezuela, one of the world’s most progressive and humanistic societies, although not a utopia, is assisting impoverished Americans, particularly those in Massachusetts, with the exporting of heating oil at reduced rates. CITGO, which is owned by Petroleos de Venezuela, is … Continue reading

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On Soldiers’ Alleged Benefit From Being Casualties of War

This article from the prowar Washington Post deals with alleged psychic benefits that war confers on its combatant victims. The article does contain disparate views but I think most soldiers would prefer not to be injured or maimed even if … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day, 2005 and Remember Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on U.S. Infanticide

I think Americans should ponder the following. This holiday is to celebrate the harvest—gathering of the crops—and presumably to reflect upon the Pilgrim capacity to extract bounty from the land in 1621. But like March 19, 2003, those that arrived … Continue reading

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Mr Bush Planned to Bomb An Ally Qatar Where Al Jazeera Is Stationed

Al Jazeera which is linked on my Blog, was bombed in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003). This report states that Mr Bush, the leader of the “Free World,” wished to bomb and burn the main station of Al Jazeera in … Continue reading

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Vietnam and Iraq and Vice President Dick Cheney

Both wars were easy to get into. Both wars have proven difficult to extricate from. Both wars faced a determined insurgency and uprising. Both wars had a puppet, fragile government that was not able to establish legitimacy. Both wars caused … Continue reading

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A Response to “Why Does the United States Engage in Violent Acts?”

I received a brief but critical e-mail to my posting right below this from a career civilian GS-12 stationed at a venerable military base in Alabama. My policy is not to identify an individual associated with the military without their … Continue reading

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Why Does the United States Engage in Violent Acts?

At my lecture before the Open University of the Left, I remarked that there appeared to be a violent aspect of our culture that needed to be addressed apart from the geopolitics of a current military operation. In other words, … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan-Johnny Cash Sing “One Too Many Mornings”

They were in Nashville recording the Nashville Skyline (Video) album, 1969. Cash was not your typically nationalistic country, rockabilly singer as his long-term association with Dylan would reveal. He was very socially conscious as seen in his epic, “Man in … Continue reading

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Only Three Democrats Vote to End Iraq War Immediately

Only three members of the House of Representatives voted “yes” on an immediate troop withdrawal resolution introduced on Friday, November 18, 2005, by warmonger House Armed Services Committee Chairperson Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) Yet Congressperson Hunter who voted against his own … Continue reading

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U.S. Tortures on Cuban Soil: Condemns Castro’s Violation of Human Rights!

The United States regards President Castro as a communist autocrat who denies basic human rights to his people. Of course, for a nation that denies its people a basic human right, such as access to health care, I find it … Continue reading

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War Criminal U.S. Administration Impedes U.N. Access at Guantánamo: Castro’s Perspective Too

The U.N. is refusing to visit the torture-concentration camp in U.S. occupied Cuba at Guantánamo because too many conditions have been placed on its access. It knows that its desperate attempts to protect and succor the abused prisoners at Guantánamo … Continue reading

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Don’t “Reelect” Mr Bush: He bombs and There Are Consequences

It is important to recall after Mr Bush finished second to Senator Gore in the 2,000 presidential election, he was nevertheless inaugurated in January 2001. The constitution has this thing about not allowing direct election of the president. The defender … Continue reading

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Kirstein Lecture on: “The American Empire: A Threat to Free Speech.”

The Chicago Reader is a preeminet free paper on Chicago doings. Just scroll down to either Open University of the Left or hit ctrl and f and type in Kirstein.

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B.B.C. Confirms U.S. Used Phosphorous Weapons in Falluja

Well here is another war crime in the name of the United States. The great nonproliferator, George W. Bush, who went to war to eliminate W.M.D. from Iraq has used chemical weapons that are more ghastly than Napalm in Falluja. … Continue reading

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The World According to Usama bin Laden

Let us recall Usama bin Laden’s complaints and disagreements about the conduct of American Foreign Policy. 1) That the United States had a collaborationist relationship with the House of Saud. Mr bin Laden saw Saudi Arabia as an apostate that … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden: A Biography

He was born in 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and has advocated for a considerable period revolution and the overthrow of the House of Saud. His father was from Yemen which is south of Saudi and also occupies the Arabian … Continue reading

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Kirstein To Speak on War and Free Speech

Link to presentation at Open University of the Left

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Now Published!: E-mail with Cadet Robert Kurpiel Prior to Veterans Day Suspension

Veterans Day: November 11, 2002 I was improperly and outrageously suspended from teaching and removed from the classroom due to a highly charged antiwar e-mail response (October 31, 2002) to Cadet Robert Kurpiel of the Air Force Academy. Our initial … Continue reading

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$44 Billion for Intelligence and 12.7% of Americans Lives in Dire Poverty

International Convention Against Torture prohibits “cruel, inhuman and degrading” treatment. It was ratified, with some reservations, by the Senate in 1994. As usual the outlaw United States seems to have difficulties in abiding by international law: even when elevated to … Continue reading

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Report that America Used W.M.D. in the Destruction of Falluja

Did the nation that went to war allegedly for purposes of non-proliferation of W.M.D. use them in the war? The article appears in The Independent, a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland broadsheet. I do know that U.S. … Continue reading

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Impeachment is Too Mild: Trial in The Hague for Mr Bush Must Happen (and a note for General Peter Pace)

Mr Bush lied about the war. Mr Bush lied about the intelligence. Mr Bush lied about the uranium yellowcake caper with Niger. Mr Bush lied about Saddam’s interference with the inspectors. The United States forced Dr Blix and UNMOVIC to … Continue reading

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On Imperialism and Free Speech

Kirstein Lecture in Chicago, Thursday November 17, 2005

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Quote Me: “The US is a Greater Threat to Its Citizens than Foreign Adversaries”

The F.B.I. is part of the attack on our country’s freedom and democracy. This is the nation we are and always have been. A pseudo democracy with only a veneer of freedom. Here once again, we return to the Gestapo … Continue reading

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Maureen Dowd Believes Men Should Abandon Government Positions

Fashioning Deadly Fiascos By MAUREEN DOWD New York Times November 5, 2005 “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Men are simply not biologically suited to hold higher office. The Bush administration has proved that once and for … Continue reading

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Ernesto Che Guevara: Symbol of Protest

The link to Che Guevara photo: Mr Bush has not been well received at the Argentina summit due to the violent nature of American imperialism and its efforts through free trade regional pacts to dominate trade and penetrate the fragile … Continue reading

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The Saddam Hussein Trial Comedy

What a joke! Ok, what an absurd venue to conduct a trial of a national leader. Prefer the latter sentence? Look, after World War II, even though the Nuremberg and Far East Tokyo war crime trials were violating ex post … Continue reading

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Handsome Molly Lyrics: Bob Dylan’s Version on 2005 Gaslight Album

This is the most precise transcription on the Internet. Others, while generally accurate, miss a word here or there. This is a beautiful traditional folk song of a person traveling the oceans and seas to marry Handsome Molly. She does … Continue reading

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Ban Homophobic Military From University Recruiting (Revised)

http://www.aaup.org/newsroom/Solomonpr.htm The American Association of University Professors has endorsed Stanford Law Professor Kathleen Sullivan’s argument against the Solomon Amendment, that can sanction entire colleges and universities who refuse to acquiesce in the anti-American, homophobic practices of the U. S. military … Continue reading

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“The C.I.A. is the Gestapo”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/01/AR2005110101644.html When I was in graduate school, I led a demonstration on Grand Avenue in St Louis to prevent the C.I.A. from recruiting on campus at Saint Louis University. The former St Louis Globe-Democrat–the paper where Pat Buchanan got his … Continue reading

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A Roman Catholic Supreme Court Majority and Exclusion of Protestants

updated: May 19, 2010 There have been twelve Roman Catholics that have served on the Supreme Court. Six of those twelve currently serve on the court. President Barack  Hussein Obama’s first Supreme Court replacement for Mr Justice David Souter,  former Appellate … Continue reading

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What if Roe v Wade Were Overturned?

I have said before that abortion will probably be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. What would this mean? I presume the Supreme Court would rule that the right to privacy as embedded in the due process clause of the … Continue reading

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