George, my new dog, suffers from acute separation anxiety, and the problem just keeps getting worse. He whines or howls CONSTANTLY AND LOUDLY when I am not at home, and even when I am in another room. Basically, the pooch wants me to sit in my chair looking at the computer screen 24/7. It's like working for Microsoft.
My readers tend to know a lot about dogs. Any suggestions? Do herbal stress relief supplements work?
The media has finally noted this guy's tendency to concoct a personal history that doesn't mesh with the verifiable facts. Now we learn that his famous West Point Scholarship
story is a hoax.
Back when I was in the College of Cardinals, I met a guy who was a lot like Carson. A total whack-job. When that fellow became Pope John Paul II, I felt so betrayed that I quit the church. Besides, there was an opening in the Justice League of America, and I couldn't pass that
up, could I?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership.
We finally have the full text
of the trade deal that Congress was supposed to endorse without reading. I have not read it, but advance word is that this thing is worse than we thought
“Apparently, the TPP’s proponents resorted to such extreme secrecy during negotiations because the text shows that the TPP would offshore more American jobs, lower our wages, flood us with unsafe imported food and expose our laws to attack in foreign tribunals,” said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. “When the administration says it used the TPP to renegotiate NAFTA, few expected that meant doubling down on the worst job-killing, wage-suppressing NAFTA terms, expanding limits on food safety and rolling back past reforms on environmental standards and access to affordable drugs.”
The Center for American Progress and Israel. Glenn Greenwald
talks about the new email leaks from the CAP:
They reveal the lengths to which the group has gone in order to placate AIPAC and long-time Clinton operative and Israel activist Ann Lewis — including censoring its own writers on the topic of Israel.
CAP is rolling out the red carpet for Bibi next week, despite the frosty relations between Obama and Netanyahu. Personally, I think that a lot of this has to do with Hillary's friendship with Sidney Blumenthal, father of Max Blumenthal, the highly effective supporter of the BDS movement.
Even so, this bit is downright shocking:
The emails, provided to The Intercept by a source authorized to receive them, are particularly illuminating about the actions of [CAP President Neera] Tanden (right), a stalwart Clinton loyalist as well as a former Obama White House official. They show Tanden and key aides engaging in extensive efforts of accommodation in response to AIPAC’s and Lewis’ vehement complaints that CAP is allowing its writers to be “anti-Israel.” Other emails show Tanden arguing that Libyans should be forced to turn over large portions of their oil revenues to repay the U.S. for the costs incurred in bombing Libya, on the grounds that Americans will support future wars only if they see that the countries attacked by the U.S. pay for the invasions.
are the ones who ruined Libya. And now Tanden wants the Libyans to pay? Is this a joke? Is Tanden out of her freakin' coconut? My god, even Ann Coulter would not have made such a hideously evil suggestion.
The money should flow in the opposite direction. If CAP were truly democratic (with a small d), it would be lobbying for the US to pay reparations to Libya.
The Drone Papers.
If the series in The Intercept seems too daunting, go here
and then here
These “Drone Papers” show, among other disclosures, that the U.S. government has been lying about the number of civilian deaths caused by drone strikes in Afghanistan,Yemen and Somalia. For every targeted individual assassinated, another five or six non-targeted individuals are killed – giving the lie to the Obama administration’s long-standing claims of careful, precision killing of specific targets in order to avoid killing civilians.
The NYT and the WP are doing everything they can to keep this information hidden. So is the right-wing press. You'd think that Fox and other right-wing news sources would miss no chance to humiliate the Obama administration -- but when it comes to maintaining the neocon-sensus, the Murdochian hordes and the dreaded "librul media" have become full partners in a conspiracy of silence.