Anti War Poem #1

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          No Welcome in Hell Burn Till skin is crisp I want you to know my soul Under your feet As you march I want cacophonous wails And speed of fright A skull ripped from a seam I want you to hear Munch’s silent scream Angry vicious Clinical and mercenary White heat Stench of...
This is a chilling event because these Republicans have demonstrated that they are willing do anything to obtain and to maintain power including undermining our constitutionally elected government as well as jeopardizing our international standing and national security.
President Obama speaks tonight at 5:00 pm PDT on Afghanistan policy and troop withdrawals, you can watch it live right here.
Throughout American history, Republicans have always stood for supporting the goals they speak up for...then attacking any Democrats who accomplish them!
President Obama will make his 2015 State of the Union speech tonight at 6:00pm PST and PlanetPOV will be hosting a Live Chat that will run simultaneously with his speech and the (now) three Republican rebuttals (known in some circles now as The Whiners Circle).
Comparisons between Iraq and Vietnam, between Baghdad and Saigon, are ubiquitous...and largely on the mark.
Unfortunately, since religion is such a minefield for politicians, Americans have become accustomed to disassociating religious extremists from their religion so as not to offend mainstream religious voters.

The Fools on the Hill

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OK,  Congress is mad at the President. I get it. They're mad because he didn't ask them for their permission to join two other permanent members of the UN Security Council in effecting a no-fly zone over Libya in...

Life of a Draftee

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I got a call from a recruiting Sgt. at work. He said "Why don't you join the Army boy?" My response was "No thanks, I'll take my chances with the draft." That was the wrong thing to say to a recruiting Sgt., only two weeks later I got my first draft notice in the mail.
Why do media pundits insist that Obama has power over Egypt when the amount of aid we give is fractional and easily replaced by "our allies" in the Middle East?

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