Archive | September, 2019

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Scandal Rocks My Old Hometown, Front Royal, Virginia

My old hometown Front Royal made the front page of the Washington Post website today. There’s a scandal in the Economic Development Authority (EDA) – a busload of folks got indicted – lots of embezzlement charges flying around. EDA’s tend to be political slush funds and have been motherlodes of scandal forever. One news report […]

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The Sham of Government Secrecy

The Sham of Government Secrecy by James Bovard The Supreme Court in June ruled that the federal government can keep secret the food-stamp sales totals of grocery stores. By a 6 to 3 vote, the Court declared that such business records are exempt from disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This case, […]

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Democratic Debate is Like Police Line-up of Future Molesters

Twitter embed malfunctioned – maybe due to a WordPress blog update? @#[email protected]#$ @#$#@  my tweets are here. https://twitter.com/JimBovard Watching this presidential candidates debate is like looking at a police line-up of future molesters. #DemDebate https://twitter.com/JimBovard/status/1172320449977450498   Biden made far more sense on Afghanistan than the vast majority of current Washington politicians #DemocraticDebate — James Bovard […]

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War on Terror is Biggest Sham of Our Era

The War on Terror quickly became the greatest political sham of our lifetimes. Politicians exploited the 9/11 attacks to seize boundless power over Americans and much of the world. President Bush invoked the 9/11 attacks to launch an unjust and foolish attack on Iraq, destabilizing the entire Middle East. President Obama provided massive military aid […]

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9/11 and the American Orwellian Nightmare

Counterpunch, September 6, 2019 9/11 and the American Orwellian Nightmare by James Bovard Next week will mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Politicians and bureaucrats wasted no time after that carnage to unleash the Surveillance State on average Americans, treating every citizen like a terrorist suspect.   Since the government failed to protect […]

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Two Photos in Labor Day Art Show

A couple photos from my California jaunt were accepted for the 49th Annual Labor Day Art Show and happily both sold. That means I’ll be able to afford to buy all the film that my digital camera needs. Hearty thanks to all my friends who posted comments on the early versions of those photos on […]

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