Category Archives: Iraq

Breaking Free of Nonsense

Maybe you had to be there. Only the few surviving aging baby boomers remember. CBS, from February 5, 1967, to September 15, 1969, broadcast The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – the show with the two irreverent young folk singers who … Continue reading

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Quail Hunting with Dick

A dozen years ago, if anyone remembers, many were saying that George W. Bush was a shallow man with a chip on his shoulder, easily manipulated and not very bright. Others said he was bright enough – he just wasn’t … Continue reading

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Assuming Perpetual War

Just like in that George Orwell novel we’ve always been at war – and we got the omnipresent government surveillance he predicted too, and public mind control, or at least Fox News and Nike commercials, and a political system under … Continue reading

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Twice Shy

Once bitten, twice shy – or you never put your hand on a hot stove again – or you never buy another Fiat. Of course the cute new little Fiat they’re selling here now is built in Mexico, so maybe … Continue reading

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A Simple End

Long ago things were dramatic – the announcement early in the morning of April 29, 1975 – the evacuation from Saigon by helicopter of the last of our diplomatic, military, and civilian personnel. That was named Frequent Wind – the largest helicopter … Continue reading

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What We’d Rather Not Consider

Mid-October and just two weeks until the midterm elections, and it’s getting a tad crazy out there – in Nevada it’s Angle to Hispanic children: “Some of you look a little more Asian to me” and Angle: Illegal Aliens In My … Continue reading

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Normal Madmen

Maybe you had to be there, but the sixties were difficult for everybody. In the fifties everyone knew what to do – AMC spun that series Madmen on that premise, which seemed to be true. That series takes place in … Continue reading

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