Archive for March 4th, 2014

Why Is Ukraine Another War For America?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

From The New York Times 3/4/14 KIEV, Ukraine — In a demonstration of support for Ukraine’s fledgling government and a new swipe at Russia, Secretary of State John Kerry visited Kiev on Tuesday with an offer of $1 billion in an American loan guarantee and pledges of technical assistance.

Read more here.

Our main stream media (the Propaganda Branch of the US government) has been pumping up America to support all sorts of economic sanctions against Russia.  Secretary of State John Kerry stuck his finger in Putin’s eye today by visiting Ukraine and promising aid and support.

Once again the US war machine starts up.  America, the “policeman of the free world” is ready to intervene in yet another country’s affairs with our “international community” (whatever the hell that is at the moment.)

Americans believe all the propaganda they hear.  They eat the horseshit with spoons because they can’t fit shovels into their mouths.  I’ve heard the same song about Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and a dozen other places in recent memory.

“When will we ever learn? When will we ever learn?”

I Hate It When This Happens

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Warning: Olympics May Cause Macho Surges

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Vladamacho Putin gave a press conference yesterday in which he delivered plausible lies as well as any American President could have. To justify his invasion of the Crimea region of Ukraine, he said he was protecting the millions of  Russians in that area. He did this, he declared, at the request of ousted Ukraine President Viktor “$75-Million Dollar Mansion” Yanukovych.

Putin might as well have said, “So there I was eating a tunafish sandwich watching the game – minding my own business – and Vik called.  He said, ‘Vlad, Vlad there’s chaos and anarchy in Ukraine!  Crazies are eating Russians in the streets! Help me PLEASE!!’  So what could I do?”

Lyndon Johnson said a Vietnamese boat shot at an American destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964 and he called out the troops.  This outlandishly-exaggerated bit of horseshit eventually killed 58,000 American troops and a million Vietnamese.

W Bush said we we’re going to invade Iraq because they had weapons of mass destruction – or Saddam Hussein was the worst dictator since Stalin – or in retaliation for 911 – whatever, I forget. Cost: 4,500 American troops.

Obama has lied so many times about Afghanistan no one keeps track anymore.  2,500 more troops.

Putin’s a good liar. He’s had many excellent teachers.

Oh Shut Up And Buy Me A Drink

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Coming Out At 75-mph

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Before he died of AIDS,  one of my best friends Tim Schapp, must have told this story 100-times.  He said it gave him a lot of confidence – along with great laughs.

It was sometime in the ‘70’s.  I had just purchased this Fiat Spider with red leather seats and a polished, wooden steering wheel.  It could KICK ASS! (between visits to the shop). On the day I bought it, Tim and I were driving to Cape Cod for our annual, 5-day summer blow -out.  At over 75-miles/ hour, top down, screaming down the New York State Thruway, I was the first straight friend  to whom he ‘came out.’

“I have something to tell you,” he said all heavy-like, “I’m gay.”

I immediately responded.  Years later, thinking about it, I reacted the same way I know my Father would have reacted – had I told  him the same thing.  My reply?

“What does this have to do with me?”