John McCain’s main foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheuneman, was (and maybe is) a paid lobbyist for the nation of Georgia. Did McCain get paid for promoting Georgia? Did he get special access to the President Saakashvili because of the lobbyists… Read More »Did McCain Encourage War to Advance His Campaign
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous line, “The rich are different from you and me,” was met by Hemingway’s rejoinder, “Yes, they have more money.” Today, the rejoinder could be changed to say, “Yes, they don’t pay taxes.” Included in an LA… Read More »The Rich Are Different From You and Me
According to the Washington Post, John McCain’s principal foreign affairs adviser, Randy Scheuneman, is a lobbyist for the country of Georgia. On the one hand, McCain is well briefed on Georgia, on the other, has he been too hawkish in… Read More »Did McCain Start the Russia-Georgia War?
CNN reports that the US is using contractors in Iraq more than any previous administration in any previous war. It’s because Republicans don’t like the government, and they love to give money to their political contributors, like Halliburton. But it… Read More »Republicans Hate America
No doubt what Russia did in fighting Georgia was bad, but to offset the hue and cry of “Let’s go to war against Russia to save Georgia,” remember the following: — Georgia started the war by sending troops into South… Read More »What’s Up Between Russia and Georgia
Just to follow up on my previous blog, an article in the Denver Post points out that Boone Pickens is counting on government subsidies for his share of the natural gas part of his wind/gas energy plan. Like every other… Read More »Pickens Looking for Government Handout
The turmoil around Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is emblematic of the greed and corruption that permeate the American government and business community. If we were to let the Republicans’ beloved free market system operate normally, their likely failure could… Read More »Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac