The guy with the withered look in the stained purple dress is doing my work for me.  In today's superlative failed blog post by lew, a post that has garnered a single comment and a single rate, he recommends reading Ha'aretz, a publication I've been reading for longer than he's been practic… Read full post »

In the traveler's latest post, he claims that my comment:  "Are You really asking for integrity from lew, Kim? Good luck with that?" is abusive and a personal attack.  Maybe he suffers from short (or long) term memory deficit.

 If someone is caught lying, isn't that sufficient reason t… Read full post »

MAY 5, 2012 8:54AM

obama: a good and decent man!

Warrior in Chief


Published: April 28, 2012


"THE president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades."


"Liberals helped to elect Barack Obama inRead full post »


SYNDICATED COLUMN: The Pravda-ization of the News

Ted Rall


"No Context, But Propaganda Is Amusing

Try as they may to make the news as boring as possible, U.S. media outlets keep churning out hilarious “news” stories. Hardly a day passes without the release of some piece whoseRead full post »

APRIL 29, 2012 8:06PM

What a monster tsunami looks like

Despitethe fact that I have made references to radiation in food, repeatedly, and despite the fact that scientists know that the resuts of the Japan earthquake's radiation is slowly spreading world-wide, one of my dearest friends, here, has a relative planning to come to Japan  to teach.

I've ex… Read full post »

Someone made this utterly baseless and inane statement on LibbyLiberalNYC's last (GREAT, as usual) blog post, soI'd like to present the view from both the left and the right.


From the right



Obama Is A Clear And Present Danger To Our Constitutional Rights


"By action and worRead full post »

APRIL 23, 2012 9:20AM

The insanity of Japan

The #4 reactor building that houses spent fuel pool #4 is leaning, cracking and falling apart, due to the almost constant earthquakes, open air radiation releases, and the weight of the water in the
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I seldom disagree with my good friend ONL, but from my vantage point, and from my personal experience, Paul Craig Roberts has a different viewpoint; one with which I happen to agree.

 China's GDP fell to 8.1% last month, and all the economists are suddenly falling all over themselves about an… Read full post »

Not only has obama embroiled us in more foreign conflicts than his predecessor, expanded, NOT decreased the military budget, dispatched more drones in three years, than shrub did in eight (with commensurate more collateral damage, presumably), but his apologists here, offer us that he is better than… Read full post »

Israel will not stand idly by as thousands of activists prepare to arrive on Sunday; it will not miss an opportunity to look ridiculous in the eyes of the world.

By Gideon LevySun, April 15, 2012 


"And with what shall we frighten the Israeli public in advance of the seventh dayRead full post »

"The January/February issue of Foreign Affairs featured the article “Time to Attack Iran: Why a Strike Is the Least Bad Option,” by Matthew Kroenig, along with commentary about other ways to contain the Iranian threat.

The media resound with warnings about a likely Israeli attack on Iran… Read full post »

MARCH 2, 2012 9:14AM

america #1 - usa, usa, usa


America: The Best Country in the World at Being Last -- How Can We Change That?


" . . . The group of twenty advanced democracies—the major countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, the… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 14, 2012 9:03AM

No police state . . . No war criminals

I was really relieved when Dr. Bramhall was shown the light, first in a comment, then in a blog post devoted to her obviously delusional reference to america as a police state.

 Needless to say, the fool on the hill offered no details, nor facts to back up his contentions.  He… Read full post »



frank apisa, has a perspective on american life which provides him "superior" insights into the realities that exist in america, than those who comment below, who range in their views from the left to the right, and the center.


Certainly, years of smoking "5 or 6 jointsRead full post »

"The mens' men who are threatening Iran now are the real cowards' cowards. The brave ones are in fact those who are trying to thwart the insanity, from former Mossad chief Meir Dagan to Interior Minister Eli Yishai."

By Gideon Levy

 If Iran dares mount a nuclear attack against Israel, Iran wRead full post »

NOVEMBER 7, 2011 6:04PM

The "evidence" - "Wag the Dog," much???

IAEA Poised to Release Iran ‘Evidence’ Centering Around Computer Simulations


Satellite Image of 'Large Steel Container' Said to Be Part of Release


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been hyping an impending release of “evidence” of a clandestine nu… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 7, 2011 3:53PM

cain crashes and burns

When a poster questioned me on a previous post as to why I indicated that cain was finished, I provided a laundry list of reasons why he wasn't qualified to run, from the beginning, even if there were no sexual improprieties.

 Even had he not hired this clown to manage his… Read full post »


"COMMENTARY | Rumors that Israel is poised to attack Iran's nuclear installations, exacerbated by the recent test of a Jericho long range missile capable of hitting that country, have gotten Obama administration officials worried.

They are not worried Ir… Read full post »

Ben Sen and I have had our differences from time to time in the past, but I am sick and tired of those who refuse to acknowledge or deal with facts, bullying him around. 


I hate to be redundant, but some people whose names need not be mentioned refuse to… Read full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2011 6:41PM

Cain's finished, Perry drunk: NEXT!

Like the long-running popular comedy show, "I Love Lucy," starring Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, we've got our own version of that zany couple right here on Open Salon.

As many know, the traveler freely confirms that he goes by the monnicker, lew, and barbara is commonly known as babs, here.… Read full post »

Several of OS's resident "intellectuals" have, collectively decided that Anwar Al-Awkwali's assassination is justified, even though as an american citizen, he had no benefit the fifth ammendment of the Constitution requires: full post »

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For years now, whether it be peaceful protests at national conventions, ecologically aimed protests, or the current protests, police have been using strong arm tactics to disperse or in many cases pre-empt protest, entirely.


The first ammendment reads:  The First Amendment prohibits goverRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 8:11PM

"Labor Day Officially Moved to China"

"BEIJING (The Borowitz Report) – Labor Day, one of America’s most beloved and longest-celebrated holidays, has been officially moved to China, U.S. officials confirmed today.

The Labor Day celebrations are expected to kick off Monday afternoon in Beijing with a barbeque attended by ove
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