Archive for April, 2018

Third Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2018 (April 16, 2018)

Posted in Awards / Incentives, Journalism, Military, Newspapers, Press/Media, Pulitzer, Pushitzer, Wall Street, War, War and Wall Street Party on April 16, 2018 by e-commentary.org

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            “The envelope please.  . . .  This year’s Pushitzer Prize in Commentary is awarded to . . . Danny Sjursen for trenchant insights provided by a patriot who spent time in the trenches.  Author of Ghost Riders of Baghdad:  Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge, the active duty major contributes incisively to the discussion of American foreign policy and military affairs and the physical and psychological consequences of war.”

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And a tip of the hat to the U.S. Department of Defense that allows an active duty military officer to comment freely on important public issues.

[Please send nominations for the Pushitzer Prize in Commentary for 2019 and a supporting letter by January 25, 2019 to e-ssay@gci.net and send the entry fee to your favorite charity.]

[See the e-commentary at “Pulitzers Are Pro-War?  Pressing The Pushitzers (April 22, 2013)”, “First Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2016 (April 18, 2016)”, “Second Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2017 (April 10, 2017)”, “Smedley And Ernest On Our Friend ‘War’, The ‘Racket’ Continues (September 7, 2015)”, “A War On War? (May 30, 2016)”, “Seriously Sizing Up Syria Seizing Up (October 12, 2015)”, “The Drums of War (February 20, 2012)”, “Syria: Gas and Fog (August 26, 2013)”, “Time To Talk:  Hear The Guitar (December 9, 2013)” and “The Percolating Middle East (February 22, 2016)”.]

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Bumper stickers of the week:

For good and honest stuff

Dissent is patriotic

Third Annual “Cameo In Courage” Award For 2018 (April 9, 2018)

Posted in Amazon, Awards / Incentives, Cameo In Courage Award, Courage, Facebook, Google, O'Bama, On [Traits/Characteristics], Privacy, Profile In Courage Award, Technology on April 9, 2018 by e-commentary.org

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K          “The envelope please.  . . .  This year, the ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award is awarded to . . . Chelsea Elizabeth Manning and Julian Paul Assange.  Courage is rare.  It must be celebrated.  It is one of the “rare-earths” within the human heart and is very rare on this Earth.”

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And a tip of the hat to the great nation and good people of Ecuador that provide a home and a haven for Mr. Assange.

And a partial tip of the lid to former President O’Bama for commuting all but four months of Ms. Manning’s sentence.  A presidential commutation reduces the sentence being served but does not change the fact of conviction.  A presidential pardon would have forgiven the criminal offenses.  But at core O’Bama lacked the fortitude and courage to pardon Ms. Manning and Mr. Snowden and Mr. Assange.  He could have just done it.  

[Please send nominations for the “Cameo In Courage” Award for 2019 and a supporting letter by January 25, 2019 to e-ssay@gci.net and send the entry fee to your favorite charity.]

[See the e-commentary at “Hero or Traitor? (June 10, 2013)”, “Second Annual ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award For 2017 (March 6, 2017)”, “First Annual ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award For 2016 (May 9, 2016)”, “Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016)”, “Profile In Cowardice Award (May 12, 2014)”, “Profile In Courage Award, 2015 (May 11, 2015)”, “Chelsea And Ed:  Time For “Con” “dign” Treatment (November 30, 2015)” and “On Courage and Truth (March 17, 2008)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“In a dozen plus years and without a debate or a vote, technology has deprived us of privacy.  With little debate and many hasty votes, Congress has deprived us of privacy at every opportunity.  We as a society should create a rebuttable presumption in favor of privacy even if it appears to sacrifice security.  Our personal insecurities are actually creating greater national insecurity.”  See “Hero or Traitor? (June 10, 2013)”.

Boycott Facebook.  See “Boycott Facebook (August 2, 2010)”.  And Google.  And Amazon.

Love is elusive and transitory; the Internet is forever.

The Internet never forgets.

What’s said on the Internet stays on the Internet.

Johnnie Bolton:  The Triumph Of the Chickenhawks And Neo-Cons.  Join Fellow Patriots For The “April 14 Rally” And The Memorial Day “March For America”.  Oh, And Happy April Fool’s Day. (April 2, 2018)

Posted in Clinton, Crime/Punishment, MICAC, Neoconservatives, Trumpi on April 2, 2018 by e-commentary.org

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J          “After a spirited discussion, we could not agree on whether Johnnie Bolton is a pansy or a pussy.”

K          “Or a bully or a coward.”

J          “Is there a difference?”

K          “A chickenhawk’s chickenhawk.”

J          “And a wanker to boot.”

K          “And a wanker who needs the boot.”

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K          “Johnnie is the poster boy for the many thugs and war criminals in the American foreign policy mafia who are cowards to the core and cover their cravenness by killing honest patriotic lower middle class kids and innocent civilians in unnecessary wars that enrich the MICAC (Military Industrial Congressional Academic Complex).”

J          “You wonder if he was called ‘Johnnie Dolt-on’ by the other kids on the playground and morphed into an older angry little boy who is getting his revenge against the other kids.”

K          “If there was a psychological background check before purchasing a gun, Johnnie would not be able legally to acquire a .22 caliber pistol.  However, he is in a position to take the country to war and cause the discharge of many big caliber bullets.”

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K          “The American people need to convene the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunals to indict, try and convict the war criminals on the lam on American soil.”

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J          “Folks are convening outside the White House on April 14 to rally for the reduction of military bases overseas.”

K          “Time to save money.  The effort may be merciful because the collapsing American Empire is no longer able to afford to stay at war with the world all the time.”

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K          “On Memorial Day, May 28, the people should travel to Rome, D.C. for a spontaneous ‘March For Amercia’ to save America.  No organizers, no agenda, no leaders, no lectures, no lectern, no website, no permit, yes people.  They could arrive on Friday and tour the museums, galleries, Lincoln Memorial and National Building Museum, lobby their Congresspeople and then assemble on Monday for a vigil.”

J          “Five million citizens strong will make a powerful and resonating statement.”

K          “Do that many people even care?”

J          “Okay, five hundred citizens strong delivering a stout shout.”

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[See the e-commentary titled “Reinstate The Draft; Reduce The Demand For War (Somewhat). Oh, And Happy Veterans Day! (November 6, 2017)” discussing the exemplary military record of Johnnie B. among other matters; “Giuliani – Draft Dodger And Chickenhawk (March 2, 2015)”, “Trumpi Goes Neocon; Capitulates In Syria; Supports ISIS; Attacks Without Provocation (April 17, 2017)” and “The Drums of War (February 20, 2012)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“In a breaking story, informed sources tell us that indictments will be filed tomorrow morning against Hillary Rodham Clinton and against Donaldo Johnnie “Bone Spurs” Trumpi charging each with fraud, perjury, extortion, corruption, obstruction, racketeering, money laundering, disturbing the peace, agitating for war, failing to pay parking tickets and walking the jay.”

“April Fools.”

Agent Orange is not good for your health

Orange lies matter

“evil” is an anagram for “vile.”