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Behind the Hype and Headlines of Syria

The sarin gas attack on Syrian civilians on August 21, 2013 was a horrific crime. The scenes of people writhing in pain and expiring was not something that any rational human being would or should be able to turn away from. There’s not much controversy that gas was used. Looking at the videos of the attack leaves little room for doubt. There is, however, a controversy about who was responsible. According to an article initially published by the Mint Press and later picked up by Examiner.com, rebels admitted to receiving […]

Coaching Mitt

Editor’s note: How about a little political satire. Here’s a send up of the planning session to prepare the Mittmeister for his little visit to the NAACP: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duflrDyp9ok&feature=player_embedded

The Agenda

The way I see it, we’re preaching to the choir. If you’re reading this, then you most likely somewhat agree with us, or you are at least tolerant of the our viewpoint. Unless you’re a trolling teabagger, then you’re here because you want to go slack jawed and slap yourself, so you can go on Facebook and post a link to our site and tell everyone how laughable we are. If you’re the latter, you’re going to be disappointed. You’ll not find much fodder for your amazement here. The way […]

Megauploads, WikiLeaks and Independence Day

Today is the Fourth of July, the day when we in the U.S. celebrate whatever we perceive to be the vision of our founding families. This would seem to be a good time to wonder what the framers of our constitution would think about the way we’ve been applying, or not applying, due process to the Internet. There are two cases in the news these days that are quite disturbing. For starters, there’s Megaupload. The only things that Kim Dotcom, aka Kim Schmitz, appears to have done wrong was to […]

Obama and the Supremes

I can’t try to play to the middle anymore, because the middle is downright confused. All I can do is tell the truth as I see it; I can assure you that will usually be far from the middle. Or will it? Do we really see the middle? Most of the people I know think a lot like me, we share a wavelength even though we’re on different channels. We support Obama, kind-of-sort-of. We believe in offering our neighbors a helping hand when they need it, and think that would […]

Presidential Election Time

We could relaunch this site by treating it like a radio station. You know, a station that transmits the written word instead of sound. Like talk radio. Mostly political talk radio. We could call ourselves NewsTalk Internet. Would we be left or right? Yes. We would be sane. There’s a lot of that lacking.

Obama Is Not…

Editor’s note: This photo was sent to us today and we thought it was too cool not to pass it on. We’re not sure where it came from, but we’re assuming the owner of this pic won’t mind if you pass it around… Click on image to see full size.

Today’s Video: Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck

Being baby-boomers who grew up in the 1950s and 60s, we couldn’t resist this way too funny take on Glenn Beck and the rest of the right-wing radio talker crowd. It’s almost enough to make us forget that Disney, in our estimation, is on the wrong side of the culture wars. It’s almost enough to make us yearn for the days when Uncle Walt visited us in our living rooms each and every Sunday night. We were younger then, and much more naive… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfuwNU0jsk0

The Voucher Vultures

Radio talker Allen Hunt’s signature line is that his show “isn’t about right and left, it’s about right and wrong.” At first this sounds good, but after you listen to him for about fifteen minutes you realize his opinion is not much different than that of most of the other guys on AM radio, the right is right and the left is wrong. As I was driving home from work the other night, he was doing his favorite schtick, which is bashing Obama. On this night, he was all over […]

Feds Want to Crack Your Blackberry

If you’re wondering why Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the Blackberry, was loathe to cooperate with the authorities in Dubai and India when they demanded access to encrypted Blackberry calls, it’s because they knew no matter how little they cracked that door, it would eventually open wide. Need proof? Take a look at Monday’s New York Times in which we learn that the Feds want new regulations to force companies like RIM to design back doors into their offerings to allow easy wiretap access by law enforcement. It’ll be […]