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Bush was warned that Iraq would turn into . . . Iraq

Bush was warned that Iraq would turn into . . . Iraq

Huffpo is reporting what secret papers revealed to Bush before he decided to invade Iraq.  Intelligence analysts predicted, in secret papers circulated within the government before the Iraq invasion, that al-Qaida would see U.S. military action as an opportunity to increase its operations and that Iran would try to shape a post-Saddam Iraq. The top […]

May 25, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More
Support American troops:  send them to die

Support American troops: send them to die

Congressional weasels…er, I mean Democrats…voted this week to ‘stay the course’ in Iraq, despite the fact that many were elected on promises to bring American troops home.  Instead, many caved in to the Republican motto that “support American troops” means “keep them in Iraq.”  Yes, the same Republican party that calls political repression the “Patriot” Act, […]

May 25, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
What’s really in pet food?

What’s really in pet food?

Interesting article from Salon.com.  The bottom line is that you’re not going to find a lot of the kind of meat you’d buy for your own consumption at a grocery store.   Yes, there is a reason that you can get a huge bag of dog food for not a lot of money: Traditionally, much of […]

May 24, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Sterilize chronically abusive parents

Sterilize chronically abusive parents

We like to think of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as days when young children give lots of hugs to their loving parents.  We don’t like to consider that these days are also days when thousands of innocent children are beaten by their parents, their anguished cries often not heard outside of their dysfunctional homes.  Saddest of all, […]

May 23, 2007 | By | 11 Replies More
The Hawk: Urban pest control

The Hawk: Urban pest control

I was drilling titanium in my basement when my wife called me up to see what the grackles in our sycamore were complaining about. I barely had time to grab my camera and get a snapshot before he gave up on his latest kill, a pigeon lying in the street. After he flew the proverbial […]

May 23, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
The Hummer might die?

The Hummer might die?

Just wanted to pass along this link to an article by one of favorite columnists.  He goes over the edge some days, but most of the time he is spot on in his rantings! Enjoy –

May 23, 2007 | By | 6 Replies More
The Bible, seen from the grocery store produce aisle

The Bible, seen from the grocery store produce aisle

Have you ever wondered why humans must eat fruit to stay alive, but dogs, cats, cows, squirrels and other mammals don’t?  It’s because all mammals need Vitamin C to survive, but simians (including humans) are among the very few mammals that cannot synthesize Vitamin C from their diets.  Why?  Because humans (along with other apes, […]

May 22, 2007 | By | 26 Replies More
Michelle Obama on our national priorities

Michelle Obama on our national priorities

Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama, was recently interviewed by ABC News.  She presented Iraq as a domestic issue: “All of our emotional and financial resources… as a country have been totally put into the war. We haven’t talked about the domestic issue in about 10 years,” she said. “There are no serious conversations about […]

May 22, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Princess Diana returns from the grave to torment me

Princess Diana returns from the grave to torment me

Pleassssse, somebody.  Wake me up.  I thought we were all done with Princess Diana.  But we’re not, because this is the 10th year anniversary of her death.  In other words, it’s a terrific opportunity to dust her off and to put her back up on the pedestal so that we can envy her, admire her […]

May 22, 2007 | By | 7 Replies More