jEFFSTANA on July 26th, 2009

Perhaps we can generalize about lying in American politics. Not so much a cherry-picking of existing facts to lend credibility to a particular belief system, but a full-blown invention of events in the absence of evidence. Welcome to the Republican Party and the continuing saga over our President’s origin of birth. The “birther” phenomenon is […]

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jEFFSTANA on July 17th, 2009

Over at the Weekly Standard, founded as the bastion of neoconservative views by William “the bloody” Kristol, Harvard Law School graduate Adam J. White recently waxed poetic about recent revelations that the Bush administration “failed to appraise” Congress of covert CIA programs. Seems White finds nothing illegal in Bush and Co. withholding national security information […]

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jEFFSTANA on July 6th, 2009

Words printed at the base of the Statue of Liberty — worth remembering when the red state folks push the meme that patriotism is only about swinging a big stick — before protecting our borders from foreign culture trumped safeguarding the inalienable rights of all men. The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of […]

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jEFFSTANA on July 5th, 2009

Interesting thing from the Sarah Palin biography, she seldom finishes anything. From Wikipedia: Palin was elected twice to the city council of Wasilla, in 1992 and 1995. Palin did not complete her second term on the city council because she ran for mayor in 1996. Palin served two three-year terms (1996–2002) as the mayor of […]

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