The Rhetoric of Bollocks (or, Has John Pilger Always Been Such an Insufferable Prick?)

Shorter John Pilger: “Both parties are the same! Vote Nader!” (h/t O-Dub for inspiring the distillation, with pwofessional pwogressive thumb-sucker David Sirota providing the original purity mash.) To save y’all the trouble of ever having to suffer through a martyr-posing Pilger polemic again, let me...

Quote Of The Day: Excuses And Consolations

Buried with the motives and causes of our humanitarian wars, lies an elaborate system of excuses and consolations. We give ourselves the right to conduct wars of choice, with destructive effects on others out of all proportion to the risk to ourselves, because we know we are not the sort of people who enjoy...

To Former Poodle (And Current Lap Dog) Tony Blair, On Behalf Of Myself And 86%* Of The Nation

Here’s an extension for you. “The worst thing you can ever do is back away in the face of opposition just because the thing is too tough to do even though you know it is the right thing to do… “If we’re going to fight this terrorism effectively, we have to show that we are as...