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  • cal222 commented on the diary post LBJ: the good, the bad, and the ugly by cal222.

    2014-01-23 04:21:23View | Delete

    So, LBJ was a crook: so what?

  • cal222 commented on the diary post LBJ: the good, the bad, and the ugly by cal222.

    2014-01-22 09:39:21View | Delete

    My motivation is just to bring up these other aspects of his career, and to point out how one-sided the media’s treatment of that career has been. Although I had heard of the ballot box story, before Lasky and now the NYTs article I had never seen the story told in such a pointed way. [...]

  • cal222 wrote a new diary post: LBJ: the good, the bad, and the ugly

    2014-01-22 06:23:58View | Delete

    Recently people in the media have marked the fiftieth anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty. That is what is remembered, by them. Most people in the mainstream media are Democrats, of a sort. They tend to forget about Johnson’s role in Vietnam, though not always. They really have forgotten about how controversial the LBJ presidency was, [...]

  • cal222 commented on the diary post Another Lazy American… by xanthe.

    2014-01-22 05:16:08View | Delete

    Nice essay. In a non-political interpretation, I think it reflects how depressing a hard winter can be on people. I think a lot of these people you write about could and would benefit from the availability of more jobs, even ‘minimum wage’ jobs. There would be in effect more jobs available with less immigration. At [...]

  • cal222 commented on the blog post This agitprop sounds familiar

    2014-01-20 06:29:23View | Delete

    Fox News talking head? From what I read on FDL, more like talking news head on MSNBC. They love him most places here on FDL from what I’ve seen.

  • cal222 commented on the diary post The “Israel First” Industry and CEO Profiteering by GREYDOG.

    2014-01-17 08:24:22View | Delete

    Thanks, but I just don’t buy it. People in Israel, a majority or at least a plurarity, are voting for Netanyahu, not Tzipi Livny, or some other more moderate voice. Representatives from NYC and north of NYC demand unreasonable resolutions condemning Palestinians as the sole cause of the problems in Israel-Palestine. I just don’t buy [...]

  • cal222 commented on the diary post Ariel Sharon (1928-2014): My country, because of thee… by Jane Stillwater.

    2014-01-15 09:36:24View | Delete

    I don’t see how the equation of Jews and Judaism with Israel and political zionism is used against people like yourself. I mean, I guess I can see how you might feel attacked, but it is a fact of life that Israel is a Jewish state. I’m not Jewish, but I know people who are, [...]

  • cal222 commented on the diary post Ariel Sharon (1928-2014): My country, because of thee… by Jane Stillwater.

    2014-01-14 08:13:39View | Delete

    I disagree that Sharon was America’s friend. He was a friend to American Jews, maybe. It was truly disgusting and pathetic to see Biden there, with a skullcap on, memorializing Sharon, as well as the supplicating comments coming from America’s leaders. It really shows just how effective the Jews have been at monopolizing power in [...]

  • cal222 commented on the diary post Fox News and Climate Change by rykky.

    2014-01-11 04:23:55View | Delete

    If it happens China will probably be the home base for this elite, since China is currently the largest, most successful dictatorship on the planet.

  • cal222 commented on the blog post The Roundup for January 8th, 2014

    2014-01-09 05:19:57View | Delete

    The Truthout writer is also misleading about the disease resistant GMO rice, by saying that the gene already exists in the plant, so therefore the invention is no big deal; however, in the GMO plant the gene in question gets expressed at different stages of the plant’s development, which is what prevents the disease in question. That is a big deal, because if the disease can be overcome then many people will benefit.

  • cal222 commented on the blog post The Roundup for January 8th, 2014

    2014-01-09 04:46:56View | Delete

    The Truthout article linked to above claims that no commercial GMO rice “of any kind” exists. No so. Golden rice is available for commercial use, and if used could help people who rely on rice as a staple, because it makes vitamin A available to the body, and so can prevent diseases caused by vitamin deficiencies.

  • cal222 commented on the diary post Fox News and Climate Change by rykky.

    2014-01-09 04:09:17View | Delete

    I think John Stossel is pretty good, compared to the other shows. The other week, for example, he spent quite a bit of time talking about the ethanol program. I’d never heard any reporter or commentator in the mainstream media bother to try and understand much less explain the program. Sure he’s one sided, but [...]

  • cal222 commented on the diary post Climate Change – No problem here – Only 6.5 Billion dead by Synoia.

    2014-01-09 03:55:35View | Delete

    So, to you people are like bacteria?

  • cal222 commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Will 2014 Be the Watershed Year for Cultural Boycotts of Israel? by EdwardTeller.

    2014-01-06 05:06:07View | Delete

    Do you mean Israeli academics in Israel, or in the United States?

  • cal222 commented on the diary post Delayed Deliveries Are Not a Crisis by brasch.

    2014-01-06 04:51:50View | Delete

    Just when you think the television news programs can’t get any worse, they do. I can get good weather reports on the Internet or even local affiliates. I don’t need Brian Williams to tell me we’re having a cold snap. They think a fire at a highrise in NYC with no deaths is worthy of [...]

  • cal222 commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Will 2014 Be the Watershed Year for Cultural Boycotts of Israel? by EdwardTeller.

    2014-01-05 06:06:36View | Delete

    I wish that American cities and towns would boycott the Israeli orchestra — its proper name escapes me, but you might know — these musicians come to America frequently and play all over, where they can. One year not that long ago it was announced they had to cancel their Detroit venue, because of a [...]

  • cal222 commented on the diary post How Many Times Will Kerry Let Netanyahu Kick Him in the Nuts? by EdwardTeller.

    2014-01-05 04:52:45View | Delete

    When Obama came in and sent John Mitchell to Gaza, then after they encountered resistance from the Israelis, the question presented itself to the observer, ‘what did he think would happen?’ Did they really believe a real deal could be achieved just by being nice? I really think Bush 1 understood this, that is, what [...]

  • cal222 commented on the diary post How Many Times Will Kerry Let Netanyahu Kick Him in the Nuts? by EdwardTeller.

    2014-01-05 04:35:05View | Delete

    But we do know who it is. It’s Jewish lobbyists, Jewish controlled media and other elements that are predominantly controlled by Jews. Those are the people who are here in the United States, are Americans, but who care more about the Jewish state than the United States. I know, I know, it sounds anti-semitic, but [...]

  • The ACLU report, or their presentation of it, doesn’t really show that blacks are targeted for their marijuana use. How do we know it isn’t just a case where blacks are getting pulled over more or arrested on the streets more for other reasons, than whites, and then arrested for also possessing marijuana? I suspect that is the case. If you’re carrying some marijuana on you, and then get pulled over for not having bought your car tabs or sticker, for example, you might be arrested for possessing marijuana, in addition to getting a ticket; but that doesn’t prove that the same thing wouldn’t happen to a white driver, only that whites are better about getting their auto properly registered.

    I share your view of David Brooks, but look, these Jews stick together. That’s his major qualification for writing for the New York Times: it’s all about connected Jews helping other connected Jews.

  • cal222 commented on the blog post Al Qaeda Opens School In Syria

    2014-01-01 11:37:32View | Delete

    But even Patrick Cocburn, linked to in the previous post, acknowledges the uprising started out as a “popular” uprising against a “cruel, oppressive” dictatorship. Yes, the West’s policy has been a disaster, because its inaction created a vacuum for the kinds of forces that now have a lot of power and sway there. The West should have been cultivating the popular uprising instead of standing by, twiddling its thumbs all this time. Sure, if the West does little or nothing the worst elements in the region will have time to bolster their influence, and that’s what is happening.

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