American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Democrats are Pansies

In 1998 President Clinton discreetly got a BJ in his office. Okay, maybe it wasn’t the best thinking on his part to do this while on the phone with some other world leaders, but hey, no one lost their life over it.
Months later, when this news leaked out, the Republicans (and folks at Fox [...]

OMG!

You can’t make this up!
The NYTimes reports on the large peaceful uprising in Najaf.
The story includes this photo caption:
Col. Steven Boylan, an American military spokesman and aide to the commander of all American forces in Iraq, praised the peaceful nature of the demonstration, saying Iraqis “could not have done this four years ago,” the [...]

God help and forgive us

Guantánamo Detainees Stage Hunger Strike
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/09/us/09hunger.html?hp
Torture continues. Say what you want about the Khmer Rouge, the Hutu/Tootsie massacres, even the Stalinist purges, at least many of these atrocities were carried out in hot blood. Not so the current U.S. policy for Guantanamo detainees, which reminds me of a line from the movie Payback: “I’ll make this [...]

All it takes is a good day…

…to feel better about the direction of humanity.
Today we learn that:
The Irish are getting along
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/27/opinion/27tue3.html
Cruelty against animals may no longer be chic in corporate America
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/business/28burger.html?hp
New York has beaten back the Wal-Mart monolith
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/business/28retail.html?hp
and…
The White House is running scared from what appear to be its own lies
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/27/opinion/27tue1.html

The VP’s Dick, er, Duck Shoot

Straight Shooter
A visibly embarrassed Dick Cheney Monday apologized to his close friend for shooting him in a bizarre hunting-related accident.
“I’m really sorry. I thought he was carrying a weapon of mass destruction,” said Cheney. “Contrary to what some of you all are saying out there, I didn’t shoot him because he was a lawyer.”
Cheney peppered [...]

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