• cbsunglass commented on the blog post Why You Won’t See Much of Obama on the Campaign Trail

    2014-08-29 17:46:26View | Delete

    “We tortured some folks.” Nuff said.

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post The Feinstein Syndrome: “The Fourth Amendment for Me, But Not for Thee” by Norman Solomon.

    2014-03-12 19:59:12View | Delete

    How many think this issue will be resolved in public or in favor of the Fourth Amendment? Also, my guess is that the Senate Committee report will be so heavily redacted that the CIA’s immunity on torture will continue. Shall we say,a situational constitutionalism, a position so well maintained by the president.

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Dick Durbin Insults Everyone Else’s Intelligence About Social Security by letsgetitdone.

    2013-10-22 15:27:54View | Delete

    So remind me again how the high tax rates in the Eisenhower Administration were bad for the economy? I’m sure you have an answer for how the present is different or the past was misunderstood, but I’d like to hear it. My rule of thumb is that most things that make the rich less rich [...]

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Dick Durbin Shows the Democratic Party’s True Colors by Ohio Barbarian.

    2013-10-22 15:10:59View | Delete

    As you say, we are so screwed by the kabuki soap opera of the elite. Good Read. Cognitive dissonance builds, if ever so slowly.

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post What Happens Now? by letsgetitdone.

    2013-10-20 19:11:36View | Delete

    Excellent analysis lgid. Only one bone to pick: the Tea Party members are out to take over the Republican Party entirely and I think they view another government shutdown as a means of gaining more candidates during the primaries, even if it means giving up the House to the Democrats in 2014. Isn’t that the [...]

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Ending One War, Ending All Wars by David Swanson.

    2013-09-22 17:47:12View | Delete

    He’s five foot-two, and he’s six feet-four, He fights with missiles and with spears. He’s all of thirty-one, and he’s only seventeen, Been a soldier for a thousand years. He’a a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain, A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew. And he knows he shouldn’t kill, And he knows [...]

  • Corporate is as corporate does. Nothing but a box of chocolates.

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Admit It: Things Are Going Well by David Swanson.

    2013-09-16 20:41:50View | Delete

    I share your jubilation with recent turns of events. It should be evident to most by now that Obama is a paper tiger and that opposition which strikes to the heart of his political survival will immobilize him and force him to cave, no matter how he tries to spin it. Here is the reality, [...]

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Obama Caves. by Ohio Barbarian.

    2013-09-10 19:25:32View | Delete

    You are too critical, it sounds more like high school to me.

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post An Exceptional Definition of American Exceptionalism by Peterr.

    2013-09-10 19:12:19View | Delete

    He’s a narcissist, presiding over a narcissist country of elites.

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Obama Caves. by Ohio Barbarian.

    2013-09-10 19:09:34View | Delete

    We win tonight, but the devil doesn’t slither back under his rock so easily. The congressional delay is dangerous for Peace because if things go wrong during the weapons inspection there will be a renewed zeal among the Hawks and a slipping of resistance in the public. We have at least one more battle to [...]

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Kerry Couldn’t Sell a Used Car by David Swanson.

    2013-09-10 19:01:11View | Delete

    Ambulances and Tanks! True, true, true. For once Obama can’t hide in the middle. But, he has succeeded in delaying the vote in congress until he can figure out how to deal with the weapons inspection issue and how that might be manipulated. You’ve gotta laugh at Kerry, who blundered into a way out for [...]

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post The Other Super Power Is Winning by David Swanson.

    2013-09-10 16:08:35View | Delete

    Perhaps this is a turning point as we hope. I find it encouraging that the Tea Party wing’s agenda has come to dovetail with progressives on Civil Liberties and War. Wonders will never cease. Cognitive dissonance builds and now is expressed in anger. Jesus, Martin Luther King and Gandhi look down tonight with pride. Keep [...]

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Who the Missiles Will Hurt by David Swanson.

    2013-09-05 22:09:54View | Delete

    Relax, Kerry has assured us that the Saudis will pay for our little intervention exercise. Of course, neither Kerry nor the Saudis are concerned about who will finance the growing refugee buildup in neighboring states like Jordan and Turkey. That would waste valuable funds that could otherwise be spent on some missiles and boots on [...]

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Caveman Credibility and its Costs by David Swanson.

    2013-09-02 18:53:58View | Delete

    Apparently Trayvon could have been his son but not Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. A man with very abstract situational empathy now is ready to kill more innocents as his soul sinks ever more deeply into a hell of his own making. Let’s see, was it Jesus or Martin Luther King who counseled him starting another war. This [...]

  • Caesar met his fate, in spite of the fact that the glutted Roman Senate was hopelessly corrupt. Unfortunately, it didn’t bring the Empire down.

  • The swirling mass of lies and misleading statements appear to be proceeding without any specific presentation of evidence, just as Obama’s claims of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government are undocumented to the public. The British and American administrations and governing bodies control almost all information and as a consequence they can cobble any fabrication or story line they wish and tailor their legal modifications of secrecy laws to meet every instance of resistance. Sad as it is, we are entering the twilight zone of impending totalitarianism brought to us first and foremost by the corporate monopolies that like the way they have set things up just fine and don’t need any further input from the worms that populate the world around their fortresses. This approach has been tried time and again and it will be tried again after this, assuming we have a planet that can sustain us biologically in the future. Historically, all of those attempts are destined to ultimate failure. I just hope I’m around to see the downfall of the current Western Reich.

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post Are We Already There? by letsgetitdone.

    2013-08-29 19:43:29View | Delete

    Excellent historical overview of the demise of our democracy, lgid. I am constantly amazed at how horribly unhinged and transparently craven the Obama Administration has become, and just how resistant they are to any kind of self restraint. You are right on concerning the Geneva Conventions. Obama’s failure is starkly revealed by his violations of [...]

  • cbsunglass commented on the blog post Late Night: Tea and Crumpets

    2013-08-29 19:17:59View | Delete

    The unabiding concern for international norms from a gang that forced the president of Bolivia’s Plane down is quaintly amusing. One wonders just how stupid they think the public might be. Without doubt the public is dumb, but about half of the aren’t fooled by the Obama team anymore. Well, at least the recent resistance by South America, Russia, now the MPs, and Amish and crew has got to be at least encouraging. It will be interesting to see how the modern day Roman Council will behave to Barry’s most recent tantrum, a tantrum I believe is designed to take the target off his surveillance scandal. I enjoyed your commentary. Dissonance builds.

  • cbsunglass commented on the diary post “Makers and Takers:” They’re Projecting Again! by letsgetitdone.

    2013-08-21 17:54:12View | Delete

    The villagers and DNC are just as guilty of protecting the corporate takers as the Repugs. You know this, right Lgid? You know that these distractions that take place on MSNBC in the guise of protecting the little guy are just Kabuki and that their real concerns are pure electoral politics. Just like a segment [...]

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