Mon, Sept 13

2010—After calling for civility in the Primary, ex-Gov. John H. Sununu tells the N.Y. Times, “I came in [as N.H. GOP Chair] to clean the vermin [Democrats] out, then I’ll leave.” 2005—Two weeks after the catastrophe, George W.[MD] Bush admits the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina was less than ideal. 2001—Reverend Jerry Falwell says “The ACLU’s got to take a lot of blame for [9/11].” Reverend Pat Robertson replies, “I totally concur.” 1981—William Loeb, alleged newspaperman, goes to his eternal torment. 1971—Staties blast Attica with 2,200 rounds in nine minutes; the dead include 29 prisoners and ten guards. 1971—In the Oval Office, Dick Nixon says …

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Sun, Sept 12

2008—Former Goldman Sachs boss Hank Paulson tells Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers execs the Fed will leave them twisting in the wind. 2004—WSCA-LP goes live. 1994—Frank E. Corder, 38, dies at 1:49 a.m., crash-landing a stolen Cessna on the White House grounds after a day-long beer and crack spree. 1983—Puerto Rican nationalists Los Macheteros rob a Well Fargo depot in West Hartford, Conn. of $7 million. They throw some cash from the roof to display their disdain for capitalism. 1977—Activist Steven Biko, 30, dies in the custody of South African police. 1970—Tim Leary busts out, leaving in his cell a clipping in which Gov. Reagan …

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In Opposition to the Air Show

On September 11th and 12th, the New Hampshire Air National Guard at Pease will host an aerial acrobatic display by the Air Forces’ “Thunderbirds” which consist of six F-16 Fighting Falcons. Moreover, visitors will be able to board the new transport and aerial fuel tanker, the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus. And, folks can view up close other planes such as F-35A Lightning II’s, F-16 Fighting Falcons, F-15C Eagles, A-10 Thunderbolts, and others! In addition, U.S. Special Ops Para Command teams will also be present to exhibit their skills. These include Army Rangers, Navy SEALS, and Marine Raiders. These trained experts in assassinations (see Jeremy Schahill’s book, …

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Afghanistan: Who’s Responsible?

by W.D. Ehrhart Surprise, surprise! Fox News and the Republican Party are blaming President Joe Biden for the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the horrific scenes of terror and confusion at Kabul Airport in the final days. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy—born in 1965—calls the evacuation “the biggest U.S. failure in my lifetime” (Saigon fell in 1975. Well, I’m just sayin’.) Senators Josh Hawley and Marsha Blackburn are demanding that Uncle Joe resign. Endlessly mindlessly Talking Head Tucker Carlson called Biden “the supposed president of the United States.” Nevermind that Donald Trump brokered a treaty with the Taliban promising the withdrawal of U.S. troops …

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It’s Kind To Be Cruel, In Theory

“Be kind,” someone* once wrote, “Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.” Could anyone possibly object to such a sentiment? Viewing it from a religious perspective—as is so fashionable these days—it would seem to pass muster right across the board, from Abrahamic to Zoroastrian. It would be impractical and probably unwise to pass a law mandating kindness. Surely, though, that quality jibes with the spirit of our laws. Without kindness, how could we ever expect to succeed in our “pursuit of happiness”? It seems reasonable to presume, then, that at the very least, our nation’s most eminent jurists have some nodding acquaintance with the …

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