Dear Leader 2

Dear Leader 2

December 27, 2014
Now that Sony has completely caved to cyberterrorist demands, let’s see what movie they’ve chosen to run in place of The Interview. Sure, Kim Jong Un is a nasty despot, but do we really think North Korea is capable of attacking movie theaters all across the United States? Methinks Sony Picture...
Citigroup Democracy

Citigroup Democracy

December 21, 2014
Now that the secret back room dealings are done and the latest budget bill passed Congress (of course, at the 11th hour), we can see the thumbprints of Wall Street once again. Actually, more than thumbprints, Citigroup actually wrote part of it. They managed to gut “Section 716” of Dodd-Frank...
Cheney’s Torture Anthem

Cheney’s Torture Anthem

December 15, 2014
Even though Dick Cheney isn’t the only one responsible for the stain of torture on the United States, he’s the most, shall we say, colorful? If you think the awfulness of Bush-era torture is behind us, think again. Thanks to the just-released Senate torture report, we now know of all kinds of ...
Who Killed Michael Brown?

Who Killed Michael Brown?

December 08, 2014
It seems that everyone but Darren Wilson is responsible for the death of Michael Brown. It’s Michael Brown’s fault, black-on-black violence is at fault, it’s a culture of disrespect and lawbreaking that’s at fault, take your pick. Perhaps the best spew of logic came from Rudy Giuliani, who...
Congressional Turkeys

Congressional Turkeys

December 08, 2014
It’s time to take a break from the current stream of depressing news and give thanks for turkeys you may know and love . . . or know and despise. What better place to turn for some buffoonery than the newly elected and reshuffled Congress. (Don’t worry, I’ll keep focusing on issues of race, ...
Sustainable Keystone XL

Sustainable Keystone XL

November 22, 2014
Who says Keystone XL isn’t a sustainable, renewable project? Just ask Tar Sands Timmy . . . and Senator (for now) Mary Landrieu. Now that “jobs” claims have been debunked and US domestic oil production is booming, the Keystone XL pipeline project has morphed into primarily a political symbol...
The Screw You Strategy

The Screw You Strategy

November 18, 2014
Humans are a little hard to figure out sometimes, and that makes for an interesting Democracy. Congressional Republicans just finished a successful campaign that focused on not being Obama. Forget about the issues and actually having a platform, the party of We’re-Not-Obama came out on top. (Yo...
The Last Campaign Ad Ever

The Last Campaign Ad Ever

November 08, 2014
Even before the big loss for the Democrats, we had all lost. The money pouring into politics from Super PACs and shady political “nonprofit” organizations was stealing Democracy from you and me. Financial contributions from individual voters is being eclipsed by the big bucks pouring in from f...
Gamergate Wants You!

Gamergate Wants You!

November 01, 2014
Do you ever get the feeling that news stories are extensions of high school spats? First Sarah Palin’s family was brawling at a party, now a boyfriend-gone-bitter sparked an online flamewar unlike any other. The Gamergate story would be very silly if it didn’t involve threats of violence again...
Ebola Buddy

Ebola Buddy

October 30, 2014
Now that politicians and pundits are using Ebola to score political points, it seems only natural for Ebola Buddy to be a vice presidential candidate, or at very least a trusted political consultant. (Never mind that thousands are dying in West Africa and you should donate to Doctors Without Border...
Voter Fraud Vigilantes

Voter Fraud Vigilantes

October 30, 2014
What better way to eliminate the infinitesimal amount of voter fraud in the United States than by disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of people? That is basically what the Republican craze of “voter ID” laws will do. These laws will overwhelmingly impact students, minorities and the poor—...
White House Security Breach:  Coming Home

White House Security Breach: Coming Home

October 30, 2014
The recent security breach(es) resulting from Secret Service bungling have kept the cable news cycle churning. While everyone is focusing on fence jumpers and the security of the president, what about the security of the veterans who have fought our wars and brought their mental and physical scars ...
Global Warming, Blah Blah Blah

Global Warming, Blah Blah Blah

October 30, 2014
With another UN climate summit under way, I wish we could all be more excited and hopeful about the results. Besides the fact that all eyes are focused on ISIS right now, there is plenty of pessimism about the latest UN meeting. (You can read more at http://www.MarkFiore.com.) Stay up-to-date wit...
The Beheading Coalition

The Beheading Coalition

October 28, 2014
Now that the United States is forming another military coalition to combat evil in the Middle East, maybe we should pause to take a closer look at the members of this coalition. Sure, ISIS is terrible and does awful things like behead people, but they’ve got nothing on Saudi Arabia, which beheads...
Apple Watch Out

Apple Watch Out

October 28, 2014
Did you hear about the latest product you didn’t know you wanted? Call me a luddite, but I’m beginning to wonder if we need an electronic device with wifi and Bluetooth strapped to every part of our body. All of these fabulous new devices will get us outside more to enjoy life, as long as you s...
The Presidential Painsuit

The Presidential Painsuit

October 27, 2014
If only Obama golfed less, the United States would surely be able to fix things up in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and any other trouble spot in the world. As ISIS was continuing their evil awfulness, people were talking about how Obama golfs too much and wears a suit that isn’t serious enough. Ugh. (R...
Pentagon Hymn, The Shores of Tripoli

Pentagon Hymn, The Shores of Tripoli

October 27, 2014
With the tragic killing of James Foley, it’s more apparent that the Middle East (and beyond) is getting more complex and convoluted. “You’re either with us or against us,” has become all the more laughable now that the United States is on the same side as Iran when it comes to Iraq, and on ...
Post-Racial America Alert

Post-Racial America Alert

October 26, 2014
What better way to defuse racially-charged tension following a police shooting of an unarmed man than with a show of militarized force? Cue the tough talk from the pudgy pink police chief. Wait, scratch that, let's try bringing in a handsome African American highway patrolman who uses a soft touch...