Politics

Dubya, Hammer of God

May 18, 2009

Remember, back in those nightmare years surrounding the initial invasion and occupation of Iraq? Remember when we would speculate, half in jest, that Dubya was an unhinged, end-times, Book-of-Revelation, whackjob war leader? That he was, ha-ha, doing God's work in smiting the infidels? That he was, snort, paving the way for the Apocalypse?

All of it was true.

It seems that Donald Rumsfeld, in those early days during and after the invasion, would submit to the President a daily intelligence briefing called the Worldwide Intelligence Update. On each cover was emblazoned a full-color hymn to American martial virtue, complete with appropriately smite-tacular Biblical verse.

I kid you not. Bush was EVERY INCH the nutjob avenging Warrior of God we imagined him to be in our dark satiric daydreams.

These people need to go to jail.

-A

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/19/09

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Tue, 05/19/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe connect the torture dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!

Abe and Joe examine new revelations in the ongoing U.S. torture scandal that lead directly to former Vice President Cheney. But we already knew that. Also, an LNG update and a look at the health care debate in Washington.

Political Perspectives on 05/19/09

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Tue, 05/19/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Lyn Moelich speaks with storyteller and scholar of mythology Michael Meade of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation about his performance tonight in Portland called "This Darkness Is Your Candle: Ecstatic Poetry and Sacred Music. It's a night of poetry from Rumi and Hafiz with sacred music by Michael Meade and the Qadim Ensemble.  Portland, OR ~ Tuesday, May 19 ~ 7:00 pm, First Unitarian Church ~ 1011 SW 12th Ave

 

 Also Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Geoffrey Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, about evolutionary psychology and the study of human mental adaptations for judgment, decision making and conduct as it relates to social and sexual behaviors.  Miller's latest book is "Spent: Sex, Evolution and Consumer Behavior." He says our consumer choices are dictated not by our desire to feel good, but rather to look good. He speaks tomorrow night, May 20th, as part of the Illahee Lecture Series in Portland.

And Kathleen Stephenson interviews Reza Aslan, author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization and the End of the War on Terror." Aslan is assistant professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He says you win a cosmic war by refusing to fight one. Reza Aslan is speaking at Powell's Books on Burnside tonight, May 19th.  http://rezaaslan.com/cosmicwar.html

Flashpoints on 05/15/09

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 05/15/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Commemorating the 61st anniversary of the expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland, Flashpoints plays excerpts from the hard-hitting documentary "Occupation 101," which takes listeners through the chronology of dispossession and military occupation in Palestine.

If You Love This Planet on 05/18/09

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Mon, 05/18/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Maude Barlow, Canadian author and activist. She is the national chairperson of The Council of Canadians, a progressive citizens’ advocacy organization with members and chapters across Canada.

On October 21, 2008, she was named Senior Advisor on Water Issues by the President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann. In this interview she discusses water crisis and mis-management occuring in different parts of the world.

Healthwatch on 05/25/09

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 05/25/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Roberta Hall interviews Dr. Chunhuei Chi, who is from Taiwan. He talks about economic disparities and other social issues that make health in a society worse and about ways that health care can be restructured. He has advised the Taiwanese government as it developed, and later restructured, its national health plan.

 

More Talk Radio on 05/18/09

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 05/18/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with John R. Talbott, former investment banker for Goldman Sachs and Visiting Scholar at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. His new book is "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street." Talbott will talk about the lies and the truth of what it will take to rebuild our economy.

Presswatch on 05/14/09

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Presswatch
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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Theresa hosts a special extended edition of Presswatch for Membership Drive.

Flashpoints on 05/14/09

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Independent journalist Dahr Jamail on the dramatic increase in Iraqi and U.S. occupation forces deaths in Iraq in the last month.

Veteran's Voice on 05/15/09

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Fri, 05/15/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Hosts from Northwest Vets for Peace speak with Jerry Lembcke, Vietnam vet, college professor, and author of "The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam." Lembcke debunks the image of antiwar protesters spitting on returning Vietnam veterans. He says the image was created by the Nixon-Agnew administration and an unwitting press to attribute America's loss in Vietnam to internal dissension.

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