Entries by Anne Laurie

Two Cheers for Jim Webb

I’m glad to read that another American “hostage” has been released: Burmese authorities have released the American whose uninvited visit to the home of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi led to her being sentenced to 18 more months of house arrest, allowing him to leave the country Sunday with Sen. James Webb (D-Va.)… John […]

No Honor Among Kleptocrats

Dick Cheney is writing his memoirs, and <A HREF=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/12/AR2009081203306.html?hpid%3Dtopnews&sub=AR>informants say</A> that he is deeply, deeply disappointed with You-Know-Who: “In the second term, he felt Bush was moving away from him,” said a participant… “He said Bush was shackled by the public reaction and the criticism he took. Bush was more malleable to that. The implication […]

Open Thread (Erisian Edition)

Late-night wacky overdosed-on-Obamacare-MSM-chatter thought experiment… Since the H1N1 “None dare call it swine” flu stubbornly refuses to disappear, even though we’re all really bored by the whole thing now, the Obama Administration Medical Death Squad uses a previously obscure provision of the Patriot Act to declare a national emergency. In order to prevent the next […]

An American Disgrace (not AS or MM)

Stan Brock may be a bigger saint than Mother Teresa.  But the fact that his  Remote Area Medical program, originally conceived to provide volunteer medical, dental & vision care to destitute villages in the heart of the Amazon Basin, is currently devoting 60% of its mission to helping Americans  is a national godsdamned disgrace.  Stan Brock / […]