Archive for May, 2014

Why The World Thinks The US Is A Bully

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.

(* indicates successful ouster of a government)

China 1949 to early 1960s
Albania 1949-53
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-7
Egypt 1957
Indonesia 1957-8
British Guiana 1953-64 *
Iraq 1963 *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70 *
Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *
Ecuador 1960-63 *
Congo 1960 *
France 1965
Brazil 1962-64 *
Dominican Republic 1963 *
Cuba 1959 to present
Bolivia 1964 *
Indonesia 1965 *
Ghana 1966 *
Chile 1964-73 *
Greece 1967 *
Costa Rica 1970-71
Bolivia 1971 *
Australia 1973-75 *
Angola 1975, 1980s
Zaire 1975
Portugal 1974-76 *
Jamaica 1976-80 *
Seychelles 1979-81
Chad 1981-82 *
Grenada 1983 *
South Yemen 1982-84
Suriname 1982-84
Fiji 1987 *
Libya 1980s
Nicaragua 1981-90 *
Panama 1989 *
Bulgaria 1990 *
Albania 1991 *
Iraq 1991
Afghanistan 1980s *
Somalia 1993
Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *
Ecuador 2000 *
Afghanistan 2001 *
Venezuela 2002 *
Iraq 2003 *
Haiti 2004 *
Somalia 2007 to present
Libya 2011*
Syria 2012

Ukraine 20014

Today’s VOA Headline: US Demands Thailand Return to Democracy

Can you spell A-R-R-O-G-A-N-C-E ?

Had Enough Yet America?


(Thanks GIR)


How Annoying

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Where’s Her Mate?

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

I’m Sorry to Inform You, Mr. Whitman . . .

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

…that we have not been able to locate your wife.  As soon as she was discovered missing from the expedition safari, be assured that an extensive search was conducted for over two-days.  Unfortunately, it produced no results.

My suggestion for you is to immediately contact the American Consulate in Nairobi for further advice and counsel.

With regret,

Maurice DuPrez
Commissioner General
Kenya Tourism Bureau
Kenya, East Africa

Missing Tourist Stories:

Is Putin A Pussy?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Vladamir Putin is pulling his troops away from the Ukraine border. Is he just a wimp – a barking dog with no teeth?  Hardly.  Vlad juggled all of the economic, military, and social repercussions and decided invading Ukraine just wasn’t worth the grief.  Years ago, Russia did the same thing in Afghanistan after their 11-year unwinnable war. It  just pulled out its troops and let the Afghans war among themselves and raise their goats.

Did any country laugh and say Russia couldn’t live up to its commitments?  Did any country respect Russia less and become tempted to challenge it directly?  Of course not.

Yet this is the argument we hear again and again for NOT pulling out of Afghanistan completely: “the world won’t respect the US if we just pull out.”  Really? This doesn’t pass the smell test.  A few questions:

1. Should we base our foreign military policy on some nebulous “what the world thinks now” horseshit?

2. Will they stop taking American aid if they respect us less? And,

3. Might other countries “respect” us more if they thought the US is smart enough to put our own interests first and NOT continue to get bogged down in an unwinnable war (after 13-years?)

There’s a good reason the airlines tell you in an emergency situation, put on YOUR OWN oxygen mask first before you try to help others.

Putin pulls back troops:

Just Once A Month

Friday, May 30th, 2014

We’re Not Out Of The Bushes Yet

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, is considering running for President in 2016.  There are over 300,000,000 people in the United States.  How come the same names keep popping up for elections? Public service?  Oh, please. Wealth, power, connections – and lazy, brainwashed voters? Bingo!

“Manuel, just think; a poor Latino boy like you could grow up to be President of the United States.  And your Vice President could be the Easter Bunny.”

Traffic Flow

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Worst cities in the world for traffic?

The Next Pop Super Star (I’m Told)

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Most FAQ For Gay Eating Utensils

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

FAQS to gay people: