Newsvandal

A Few Things that Piss Me Off

News is often debate masquerading as information. Debate is not, in and of itself, information. Although some prefer information and facts, we have been treated to an ever-increasing diet of blathering on, posturing around and obfuscating of the story of the day. A document is revealed, two sides debate its contents. It pisses me off. [...]

Perceptions Managed

Everything happens for a reason. It’s funny, but I hear that all the time about my own personal situation, the disintegration of my big relationship, the deceptions and lies that lead to that…and the overall mess I seem to be in. But when it comes to our country’s situation, the disintegration of Iraq, the deceptions [...]

Syriana…More than a Movie

The denizens here in the Whore of Babylon came out in droves to see Clooney’s latest shot across our collective bow…Syriana. Although I didn’t see anything there that hadn’t been known before, I suspect that audiences here in this denial-driven city came away frantically dismissive or quietly disturbed. Syriana doesn’t go far enough, to my [...]

Bush’s Business Plan for Iraq

Okay, so we’ve got a nice booklet and another posturing speech outlining the “Plan for Victory” in Iraq. Fair enough. We’ve heard these arguments before…many times. Now that Rep. Murtha has opened up the debate, the airwaves are bristling with electronic chatter about the mission, if and how we win, and if and how we [...]


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