This chart is self explanatory, but does it bother anyone else that the Brits have nuked the American West a couple of dozen times (click to enlarge, via Know More)?
Of course this is wrong. Everyone knows a person from Indiana is called a Hoosier. And shouldn’t a person from Maine be called a Mainiac? (Via Know More)
Dan Perkins, drawing as Tom Tomorrow, of Daily Kos for cartoons that create an alternate universe — an America frozen in time whose chorus of conventional wisdom is at odds with current reality.
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One New York Times columnist is especially delusional when it comes to Iraq:
It’s really hard to give simple sound-bite answers about past mistakes. The question, would you go back and undo your errors is unanswerable. It’s only useful to ask, what wisdom have you learned from your misjudgments that will help you going forward?
Which brings us to Iraq. From the current vantage point, the decision to go to war was a clear misjudgment, made by President George W. Bush and supported by 72 percent of the American public who were polled at the time. I supported it, too.
Yes, the narrative goes, we now know that invading Iraq was a terrible mistake, and it’s about time that everyone admits it. Now let’s move on.
Well, let’s not — because that’s a false narrative, and everyone who was involved in the debate over the war knows that it’s false. The Iraq war wasn’t an innocent mistake, a venture undertaken on the basis of intelligence that turned out to be wrong. America invaded Iraq because the Bush administration wanted a war. The public justifications for the invasion were nothing but pretexts, and falsified pretexts at that. We were, in a fundamental sense, lied into war.
B.B. King died Friday at the age of 89. My mom, who passed away years ago, once told me when we went to one of his New York concerts that he was already old when she was a teen.
When you think of the blues, he’s one of the first people who come to mind. I saw him perform live more time than I saw any other performer.
So, how did he get started?
And I can’t post on B.B. King without this.
So long, Lucille.