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Edward Snowden helped the Paris Terror ISIS plot. Say What?

November 21, 2015

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  Former CIA Director James Woolsey has called for Edward Snowden to be hanged at the gallows as a traitor. Woolsey, in a joint press appearance with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hugh Shelton, opined that Snowden “should be prosecuted for treason. If convicted by a jury of his peers, he […]

Europeans in Rebellion – Leaders in denial

November 20, 2015

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  Editor’s Note:  This is the second in the series of reports here at Blasted Fools, on the politics in Europe resulting not only from the Paris terror attacks, but on the rejection of excessive and incompatible migration from Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq.       The powers that be, in the Western sector of the European […]

Paris Terror, Islamic Militants and Euro vs Euro

November 17, 2015

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  I have a number of observations concerning the horrific attack by Muslim fanatics on Parisian concert goers and others attending sports events and just enjoying the evening on Friday of last week, which claimed 129 victims and likely to claim more. Before I begin, my heart goes out to the survivors of the attack […]

You’re Not Voting For A President – You’re Hiring An Employee

October 16, 2015

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You’re not electing a President, you’re hiring an employee Somehow, someway, things have gone off of the rails in America. A Presidential campaign has come to be seen as an ad campaign with the candidate being the subject of the best marketing techniques and image positioning. Part popularity contest and part careful and cautious stage […]

Black Gun History Month and the NRA

March 5, 2014

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No matter what the subject matter or news item, mass media in America has a set pattern, pre-cut, of how Blacks and other minorities fit into the narrative.  No individual or group that diverges from that established frame is welcome or relevant, as people like Herman Cain, Lt. Col. Allen West and my friend, Anita […]

Today’s Japanese Lesson – BABURU KEIZAI

February 9, 2014

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There’s another story behind the glitter of our mass media economic reporting.   The Japanese have ‘been there, done that’. I thought the title, ‘Baburu Keizai’ might be intriguing enough to get you to read the post to find out the meaning.  You probably already suspect that it is a  Japanese phrase.  Well, this phrase, and […]

By the Waters of Babble-on – and on and on and on.

February 7, 2014

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I noticed that Roger Waters, formerly of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd, has been publicly scolding a few fellow celebrities in the field of music and film for not sharing his fanatical anti-Israel political views.  Specifically, Scarlett Johansson drew Waters’ ire for filming some ads for the Israeli beverage maker SodaStream and classic rocker Neil […]

Admiral Mullen’s Parapraxis

January 25, 2014

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A soldier returning home from one of our ‘dirty little wars’. I’ve been chewing on that speech that former Admiral Mike Mullen (you know him – one of the main cheerleaders for the repeal of DADT), now retired, gave at a breakfast attended by Gold Star families and members of Concerned Veterans for America, earlier […]

The Democrat Party’s Heart Disease

January 20, 2014

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If you ever thought there was any reality behind the stale script of Democrats being the ‘party of the disadvantaged’ and, as a topping to the sundae –  the party that disdains greed and materialism, I hate to be the one to break it to you.  It’s pure fiction and pretty much always has been.  […]

The Thanksgiving Illusion

November 27, 2013

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I realize that I’m going to establish for myself, a reputation as an iconoclast and a ‘Grinch that stole Thanksgiving’ – or at the very least the ‘Grinch that defended the theft of Thanksgiving’.  I would be happy to settle for non-conformist and independent thinker, but let the critics do their worst.  It has come to my […]