Remember the Bastille

As we enter the dog days of Summer, who is not nearly glazed-over by the who-shot-John of all the discredited, manipulated, politicized, fabricated, misinterpreted, misattributed, so-called intelligence upon which the Bush Administration relied to entice Congress, the media, and the public to accept the fiction that it was absolutely, frighteningly imperative we commit hundreds of thousands of American armed services personnel to “indefinite” duty in the Persian Gulf?

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Science? What Science?

The Administration of Smoke and Mirrors released this week the newest hit song in its long-running dance of deception, “We Have God On Our Side,” a lullaby produced by the Environmental Protection Agency, with a half share of songwriting credit to the White House Dept. of Information Management.

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read

I must confess, mine are not the swiftest feet on the track. Not until today, more than a month since the story broke, was I able to connect enough dots to see where Jayson Blair fits into the narrative of our National Debate.

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A Little Bit Of Soul

I spent much of the weekend soul searching after getting a scathing response to my pre-war “Moment of Truth” piece from an old and dear friend, who questioned my standing to dissent from the wisdom of our nation’s ruling cabal and averred it is I who am “smug and narrow-minded” in failing to admit the necessity of going to war in Iraq at this time.

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The Moment of Truth

We have arrived at the historical juncture the world has
been anticipating for months. It’s now time for all players to show
their cards, time to open the envelope and find out who the
winners are and who has lost. It is time to look deep inside and
discover the truth of what is about to happen in Iraq, in the
United States, and all over the globe.

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Meanwhile, Back In The States

Here’s one you might have missed. Like a poker player who
just can’t keep from tipping his hand, the Bush administration has
decided to float the suggestion -in the face of whatever one might
want to call the current economic situation- that the poor are not
toting enough of the load.

In a Washington Post article dated December 16, Jonathan
Weisman reports that the Treasury Department and the White
House Council of Economic Advisers are set to publish findings that 5% of Americans pay 56-59% of income taxes and 41% of all federal taxes collected by the government.

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