Donald J. Swamp: How the Man Who Promised to Drain the Swamp Got Drained by the Swamp

There were only three reasons that a rational person might have considered going out to vote for Donald J Swamp. The first was that he wasn’t the psychopath, Hillary Clinton. The second was that he looked to be the least likely of all the candidates to start a war with Russia and therefore WWIII. And the third was that he said he was going to “drain the swamp”. They were always very thin reasons. As I wrote back here and here: […]

There are Three Kinds of Lies: Lies, Damned Lies, And Lies That Could Lead to a Conflict With a Nuclear-Armed Country

Part of me had wondered just how long the neocon fanatics and their legion of useful idiots could keep up the whole Russian hacking, Russian aggression, “Russia is trying to undermine our democracy/way of life/economy/fill in the blank with any garbage you like” meme? The whole thing is so wearyingly tiresome, not to mention dangerously stupid, that the optimist in me had hoped that at some point even those who have perpetuated this nonsense for so long would get fed up […]

Ode to the NeoCons — The Charge of the White Hat Brigade

The White Hats and the Black Hats stood on each side, Eyeball to eyeball across the divide. Neither advanced nor retreated one inch, The world held its breath to see who would flinch.   But the fears were misplaced for as it transpired, The Black Hats retreated – no shot being fired. The cost of the standoff just too much to pay, They packed up their stuff and went on their way.   Well the White Hats rejoiced and in […]

Frontman Obama Achieves Full Spectrum Arrogance

Back in 2008, I suppose that the neo-Trot Warlords that now run America were cock-a-hoop at the election of the man who rose from relative obscurity to the Presidency (NB. Can people stop referring to those people as neo-conservatives. Real conservatives conserve things. That’s obvious isn’t it? These revolutionaries do the opposite. That’s obvious too, isn’t it?). Here was a guy who was young(ish) and hip(ish), and what is more, he also appeared to be a one-man principle-free zone. Perfect! A […]