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  • Charley Reese: {Empire Is} "The Road to Darkness"

    09/29/2003 7:01:29 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 197+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 09-29-2003 | Reese, Charley
    Road To Darkness I really don't understand George Bush. Why can't he say: "I was convinced that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction but apparently our intelligence was faulty. I'm sorry to have misled you, but getting rid of Saddam is still a good idea, etc., and so forth"? No, there is apparently something in the Bush genes that forbids ever admitting to having made a mistake. Such arrogance cost his father a second term, and it could do the same to the son's political ambition. In the father's case, he refused to apologize to the American people for breaking...
  • THE 545 PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF AMERICA'S WOES

    08/23/2009 7:33:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 46 replies · 1,724+ views
    apfn ^ | March 7, 1985 | Charley Reese
    545 vs. 300,000,000 EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST HAS SCRIPTED IN THIS MESSAGE. READ IT AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE. Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years. 545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and...
  • 545 vs 300 million

    07/16/2009 6:40:32 PM PDT · by themoralcompass · 3 replies · 476+ views
    WBAL Radio ^ | unknown | Charley Reese
    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does
  • The Mystery of Charley Reese

    08/13/2008 1:29:52 PM PDT · by alan alda · 25 replies · 314+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | Aug. 13, 2008 | Jason Maoz
    Submitted for your amusement, a tale of two columnists, as different as it is humanly possible to be in their view of the Middle East. First, four quotes from the columnist who is second to none in his support for Israel: 1) “Yes, I love the state of Israel. It is everything a Western democracy should be at this point in history: brave, resourceful, tough, realistic, in search of peace but ready for war. It is a King Arthur of nations which is showing the rest of us how a brave and free people ought to live.…” 2) “I have...
  • Charlie Reese: too many coincidences for him

    12/07/2001 9:50:30 AM PST · by Aurelius · 99 replies · 519+ views
    Enterprise-Journal | November 29, 2001 | Charlie Reese
    Mathematicians argue that coincidences occur a lot more often than most people believe. And who am I to argue with anybody who knows calculus? Nevertheless, there are a number of coincidences involved in the war on terrorism. It is a coincidence that there are large oil and gas reserves in South Asian countries north of Afghanistan whose governments we have recently provided with undisclosed millions of dollars, allegedly for the use of old Soviet air bases. It is a coincidence that the logical route for pipelines runs through Afghanistan and Pakistan. Therefore, I suppose it is a further coincidence that ...
  • Wal-Mart Is Right

    05/02/2006 11:56:46 PM PDT · by Joe Bfstplk · 170 replies · 2,450+ views
    King Features Online ^ | May 3, 2006 | Charley Reese
    Wal-Mart is the only corporation in the world that I know of or have ever heard of that is hated because it is successful. What do these critics want Wal-Mart to do? Fail? Start selling $300 shirts like Saks Fifth Avenue? Of course, some of the hatred is coming from unions, which have tried but, so far as I know, failed to unionize Wal-Mart's work force. That one thing tells you that it must be a much better deal to work for Wal-Mart than its critics let on. Some of the disdain comes from leftist snobs who think they should...
  • Iraq is not a political game [More Murtha Leftist Support]

    12/02/2005 12:13:46 PM PST · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 623+ views
    sanfordherald ^ | December 2, 2005 | Charley Reese
    As any professional debater will tell you, framing the terms of the debate is more than half the battle. We saw a good example of that in the Republican reaction to Democratic Rep. John Murtha's call for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. If the choice is between “cutting and running,” which connotes cowardice and weakness, or “staying the course,” which connotes strength and manliness, then of course we will stay the course. Trouble is, that is not the choice offered by Murtha's suggested resolution. Murtha, a battle-scarred ex-Marine, argues that the American military has done all it can be...
  • Feminist Bunk

    07/29/2005 8:48:21 AM PDT · by Irontank · 147 replies · 2,372+ views
    Reese-King-Online ^ | Charley Reese
    Some years ago a British officer, Sir John Glubb, wrote a pamphlet on the rise and fall of empires. A sure sign of an empire's decline and impending fall was, he said, the rise of feminism. I believe he is right. Of all the corrosive, nonsensical and damaging movements that have come and gone in American society, none has caused more damage than feminism. Thank God it now seems to be falling out of favor. It goes without saying that no country can be strong without strong families, and feminism directly attacked the very concept of families. It urged young...
  • Should Your Personal Life Be An Affair Of State?

    07/25/2005 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 19 replies · 727+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 07-25-05 | Reese, Charley
    Should Your Personal Life Be An Affair Of State? Should your personal life be an affair of state? That's what divides libertarians and true conservatives from the modern Jacobins who falsely wear the label of "liberal" or "moderate." The libertarian/true-conservative position is that your private and personal affairs are not the business of the state as long as you refrain from applying force or fraud against your fellow citizens. The Jacobin position is that your life belongs to the state and your personal interests may be sacrificed for the common good, which, of course, the Jacobins will define. The most...
  • A Judicial Surprise

    05/04/2005 3:26:18 PM PDT · by corncob · 12 replies · 749+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 05/04/2005 | Charley Reese
    Now that some conservatives are in a tizzy about federal judges, here is something for them to ponder: The liberals on the U.S. Supreme Court just took a stand in favor of gun-ownership rights, while the conservatives on the court took a stand against them. Go figure. At issue is the law Congress wrote that says a person convicted of a felony "in any court" may not own a firearm. A fellow from Pennsylvania was charged with perjury and with illegal ownership of two handguns because he had answered "no" to the felony-conviction question. Turns out he had served time...
  • Public Servants, My Foot

    04/12/2005 8:29:21 AM PDT · by corncob · 10 replies · 580+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | April 11, 2005 | Charlie Reese
    The U.S. public debt is $7.7 trillion. The annual interest on it is $120 billion. Total receipts for fiscal 2005 through December were $487 billion. Total outlays were $605 billion ... It is a simple truth that anyone — a person, a family or a government — who spends more than what is taken in will eventually be bankrupt. Most of the politicians in Washington, including the president — not to mention most Americans — seem unconcerned about this pending disaster.
  • Charley Reese on the "National Disgrace"

    04/08/2005 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 73 replies · 1,772+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 04-08-05 | Reese, Charley
    National Disgrace The coverage of the Terri Schiavo tragedy by the cable news channels was a national disgrace. They provided a national megaphone for fanatics to make wild and unsubstantiated — and, in some cases, previously discredited — allegations about Michael Schiavo and Florida Circuit Judge George Greer. Their feverish greed for sensationalism caused them to disregard the truth. One falsehood repeated by many people, including some who should have known better, was that Mrs. Schiavo's wish not to be kept alive was decided on the basis of "hearsay." That is untrue. The legal term "hearsay" refers to a situation...
  • Charley Reese for Kerry (What's the Deal?)

    09/14/2004 8:23:01 AM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 57 replies · 2,159+ views
    Lew Rockwell.com ^ | 05-17-04 | Charley Reese
    Americans should realize that if they vote for President Bush's re-election, they are really voting for the architects of war – Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and the rest of that cabal of neoconservative ideologues and their corporate backers. I have sadly come to the conclusion that President Bush is merely a frontman, an empty suit, who is manipulated by the people in his administration. Bush has the most dangerously simplistic view of the world of any president in my memory.
  • The Bush Bash (projectile vomiting alert)

    08/13/2004 7:13:44 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 17 replies · 627+ views
    LewRockwell.com ^ | 8/2/04 | Charley Reese
    Books keep pouring off the presses on the subject of why George W. Bush should not be re-elected. I got four in my mailbox recently. Bush might be the biggest boon to book publishing since Harry Potter. The most serious of the four books is The Bubble of American Supremacy, by George Soros. The most superficial is Bush Must Go, by TV personality Bill Press. The most left-wing is The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America, by Eric Alterman and Mark Green. It is also the most tedious. My God, but progressive writers do need a sense of...
  • Vote for a Man, Not a Puppet

    07/16/2004 4:15:42 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 16 replies · 1,251+ views
    lewrockwell.com ^ | May 17, 2004 | Charley Reese
    Americans should realize that if they vote for President Bush's re-election, they are really voting for the architects of war – Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and the rest of that cabal of neoconservative ideologues and their corporate backers. I have sadly come to the conclusion that President Bush is merely a frontman, an empty suit, who is manipulated by the people in his administration. Bush has the most dangerously simplistic view of the world of any president in my memory. It's no wonder the president avoids press conferences like the plague. Take away his cue cards and he...
  • Charley Reese Contemplates "History Abused"

    07/16/2004 10:10:28 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 308+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 07-16-04 | Reese, Charley
    History Abused A fireworks company recently misquoted John Adams in order to peddle its Chinese-made bombs and sparklers. Adams did not say that the Fourth of July should be celebrated with fireworks. Actually, he was speaking of July 2, when the resolution for independence was adopted by a committee, but he was talking about the independence of the United States. And this is what he said: "It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires,...
  • History Abused

    07/13/2004 4:13:05 AM PDT · by Beenliedto · 1 replies · 302+ views
    Lew Rockwell ^ | July 13, 24004 | Charley Reese
    A fireworks company recently misquoted John Adams in order to peddle its Chinese-made bombs and sparklers. Adams did not say that the Fourth of July should be celebrated with fireworks. Actually, he was speaking of July 2, when the resolution for independence was adopted by a committee, but he was talking about the independence of the United States. And this is what he said: "It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations,...
  • "Out of Sight": Charley Reese on the Environment

    06/30/2004 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 218+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 06-30-04 | Reese, Charley
    Out Of Sight The word "environment" often triggers a negative reaction among people who fancy themselves as conservatives. It seems to invoke hippies, tree-huggers and vegetarians in their minds. That's unfortunate. The environment, in reality, is our planet and our country. It includes not just wilderness areas, but farmlands, suburbs, cities, our own yards and our neighborhoods. Drugged by the twin deceivers — mass media and urban life — it is easy to forget that our lives and prosperity depend 100 percent on the land, its air and its water. Many urban children today have probably never seen a cow...
  • Charley Reese Examines the Roles of "Judges and Solons"

    06/24/2004 1:35:15 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 395+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 06-23-2004 | Reese, Charley
    Judges And Solons Sen. John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has said he will not appoint any judges who would overthrow Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that mandated legal abortions in all 50 states. Well, it doesn't really matter. Even if he did, or if President Bush did, such a judge would not be confirmed in the present Senate. The prevailing opinion in Washington is in favor of Roe v. Wade. It was a flawed decision, not because it legalized abortion, but because it usurped the authority of 50 state legislatures. Far too many judges, both federal...
  • Reagan Stories

    06/14/2004 4:06:23 AM PDT · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 13 replies · 632+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | Posted 6/14/2004 | Charley Reese
    King Features Syndicate, Inc.Charley Reese Reagan Stories >Lots of people have Ronald Reagan stories to tell, and so do I. Like many of the others, my story shows just how aware and connected Reagan was to the real world. A retired school teacher in Orlando, Fla., Sara Trollinger, had become so distressed working as a volunteer for one of those outfits that try to talk people out of suicide that she became determined to create a home for distressed teenagers that would provide a Christian environment. At the time I interviewed her, she had just risked her life savings making...
  • Charley Reese Examines Previous "High Standards" in Education

    06/03/2004 9:12:27 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 235+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 06-03-04 | Reese, Charley
    High Standards A gentleman in Alaska has sent me a copy of an exam the state of Washington required of all 8th-graders in 1910. I suspect that today many college graduates would have difficulty passing it. All of the questions were essay, and students were graded on their ability to write as well as on penmanship. Teachers did not "teach to the test." In fact, after the tests were handed out, the teachers left, and an outsider sat in the room. Students were not allowed to ask questions, and no explanations were given. Minimum passing grade in grammar and arithmetic...
  • Columnist Reese Says It's "Too Soon" to Accept Poll Results for Fall Election

    05/28/2004 6:46:11 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 174+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 05-28-04 | Reese, Charley
    Too Soon It's only May. This is just a cheerful reminder that you need not pay any attention to presidential polls, approval ratings and such stuff. It's way too early. Political junkies and television talkers pore over these polls like tea leaves, but springtime is too early for them to have any meaning for a fall election. Traditionally, the majority of Americans don't start thinking about the presidential election in a serious way until October. What people are thinking in October will be a pretty good indicator of how they will vote on Nov. 4. What they are thinking in...
  • Ironic Difference

    05/14/2004 9:58:35 PM PDT · by Burkeman1 · 107 replies · 188+ views
    Charley Reese ^ | 5/14/04 | Charley Reeaw
    It's ironic that at a time when the whole world is disgusted by pictures of Iraqi prisoners being abused by thugs and sluts in American uniforms, an American doctor in Germany reports that Thomas Hamill was reasonably well-treated by his Iraqi kidnappers. A bullet wound received at the time of Hamill's capture had been treated surgically, the wound was cleaned on a daily basis, and Hamill had been given antibiotics, the doctor said. Hamill said that while he was moved frequently, he was not beaten or mistreated after his capture. The significance of the contrasting treatment of prisoners by Iraqi...
  • Michael Moore (Charley Reese)

    05/11/2004 5:44:08 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 18 replies · 221+ views
    lrc ^ | 11-may-2004 | charlie reese
    Michael Moore claims that the Walt Disney Co. is blocking the distribution of his new film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," by a Disney subsidiary, Miramax. While I'm no fan of the present-day Disney corporation, it has a right to block the distribution of any film by its own subsidiaries. Moore, a pseudo-blue-collar multimillionaire, apparently does not understand the First Amendment. Many Americans don't. The First Amendment gives us the right to speak and to write. It does not give anyone the right to command that others listen to or publish or distribute what he or she says or writes or produces. The...
  • Charley Reese Says "Clean Up Airwaves"

    05/07/2004 5:20:46 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 260+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 05-07-04 | Reese, Charley
    Clean Up Airwaves Years ago, a guy who ran a pornography shop came to see me. He had been busted by the cops. He wanted me to write a story defending his free-speech rights. "If they can arrest me, they can arrest somebody for selling Shakespeare," he said, dragging out the old slippery-slope argument. "Well, if you start selling Shakespeare and somebody arrests you for selling Shakespeare, come see me," I said. "In the meantime, get out of my office." The First Amendment was not written, designed or intended to protect obscenity, vulgarity, pornography and indecency — or dancing nude...
  • War Propaganda (ZOT!!! Warmonger mod drops the bomb.)

    05/03/2004 11:42:06 AM PDT · by raysol · 92 replies · 584+ views
    5/1/04 | Charley Reece
    > > by Charley Reese > > If you step back a moment and think about it, you will realize that you are > constantly being propagandized to approve of war - not just the wars in > Afghanistan and Iraq, but war generically. > > We should resist. War is killing, maiming and disfiguring human beings. It > is so disgusting and horrible in reality that even the most "realistic" > Hollywood movie sanitizes it. The news media sanitize it. The government > sanitizes war because it doesn't want you to see the coffins. Most of all, > it...
  • Charley Reese Warns: "Don't Enlist in the Culture War"

    03/19/2004 5:43:00 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 39 replies · 236+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 03-19-04 | Reese, Charley
    Don't Enlist In Culture War I know that for many self-labeled conservatives, the "culture war" is one of their favorite topics. My advice is, don't enlist. The major problems facing the United States have nothing to do with culture. They have to do with government and economics. The loss of American jobs, the so-called jobless recovery, the deficit, the unfair tax code, the trade deficit, the record levels of debt, a failed public-education system and a screwed-up foreign policy have nothing to do at all with art or culture or morality. Ideally, of course, laws should reflect the consensus on...
  • Rampant Dishonesty

    03/12/2004 12:02:36 AM PST · by Joe Bfstplk · 1 replies · 101+ views
    King Features ^ | 3/12/04 | Charley Reese
    What bugs me most about the gun-control crowd, which now masquerades as the gun-safety crowd, is the blatant, rampant dishonesty. What they really want to do is ban the private ownership of firearms. The first step in doing that would be to repeal the Second Amendment. If that's what they want, that's the path they should follow. Instead, like the lying dogs they are, they try different tactics to accomplish the same purpose. They want to hold gun manufacturers liable for the criminal misuse of firearms, for example. Their idea is to make it unprofitable to manufacture firearms. That proposition...
  • Gibson's Favor

    03/09/2004 5:38:35 PM PST · by StockAyatollah · 2 replies · 96+ views
    King Features ^ | 3/8/2004 | Charley Reese
    Gibson's FavorMel Gibson, the actor and director, has done Christians a favor with his movie "The Passion of the Christ," which depicts the last 12 hours of the life of Christ.For one, he's proved once again that the know-it-all critics don't know what they're talking about half the time. When he started this project, the jeers were loud and clear: The guy's going to lose his shirt; making a movie in Latin and Aramaic is crazy; nobody will go see it; etc. and so forth.Well, as you probably know, Gibson's movie grossed four times its cost in the first...
  • Charley Reese: "Conspiracy"

    02/23/2004 6:26:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 189+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 02-23-04 | Reese, Charley
    Conspiracy Conspiracy fans can have a field day if Sen. John Kerry wins the Democratic nomination for president, as it appears at this time he will. Conspiracy buffs can say that, once more, the Establishment has won. Both the Democrat and the Republican nominees will be Establishment types — both are rich guys, both are Yale graduates, and both are members of the secretive and elitist Skull and Bones club at Yale. And the outsiders (Howard Dean, John Edwards and Wesley Clark) remain outside. By now, I'm used to this state of affairs and don't put a lot of stock...
  • The Bleeding Of American Jobs

    02/20/2004 12:10:48 AM PST · by Joe Bfstplk · 34 replies · 213+ views
    King Features ^ | 02/20/04 | Charley Reese
    The Bleeding Of American Jobs The United States must stop the bleeding of American jobs to cheap-labor countries. If we don't stop this job loss, we will eventually impoverish ourselves, since the overwhelming number of Americans must work in order to live. There is only one way to stop this loss of jobs. Scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, withdraw from the World Trade Organization and do what our Founding Fathers intended for us to do — negotiate trade agreements with individual countries. With those countries whose living standards, wages, health and environmental regulations are the equal of or...
  • Bad Courts

    02/16/2004 6:51:04 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 241+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 02-16-04 | Reese, Charley
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Monday, February 16, 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Archives: Mon.2.16.2004 Fri.2.13.2004 Wed.2.11.2004 Mon.2.9.2004 Fri.2.6.2004 Wed.2.4.2004 Mon.2.2.2004 Fri.1.30.2004 Wed.1.28.2004 Mon.1.26.2004 Fri.1.23.2004 Wed.1.21.2004 Mon.1.19.2004 Bad Courts Years ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court in effect legalized pornography, I predicted that the decision would result in the corruption of the whole culture. And so it has. The reasoning is obvious. If pornography is legal, then everything short of pornography is also legal. As I wrote at the time, the problem would not be the porno shop in a sleazy part of town. The problem would be the profanity and vulgarity that would find its...
  • Charley Reese: "My Druthers"

    02/02/2004 6:27:27 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 188+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 02-02-04 | Reese, Charley
    My Druthers A rather irate reader of my column has sarcastically suggested in a letter to the editor that since I don't like President George W. Bush, I should tell folks who should replace him. Well, in the first place, I don't dislike Bush; I think he's a disaster as a president, but as a human being, he appears to be likable. In the second place, you must understand that I will express my druthers, but that's all they are — druthers, not a prediction. I have no idea who will be the Democrats' nominee, much less how the vote...
  • Give Me Back My Republic

    01/28/2004 8:50:53 PM PST · by Burkeman1 · 1 replies · 73+ views
    Lew Rowckwell.com ^ | 1/27/04 | Charley Reese
    The fact that I had to post this article a full day after it was written means we are scared to post anti GOP posts!
  • The Crucible

    01/28/2004 6:41:57 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 180+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 01-28-03 | Reese, Charley
    The Crucible The long American presidential campaign is a crucible for the candidates — stressful, physically exhausting and demanding. That's one reason the outcome is not so predictable, despite an excess of polling and running commentaries. Howard Dean's candidacy might well have crashed in Iowa, not because of his third-place showing, but because of his reaction to it. His speech to his supporters was about as damaging a performance as I've ever seen. He gave the impression of a boy, hurt and disappointed to the point of tears, trying to hide the hurt with bluster, bravado and bombast. Unless he...
  • Give Me Back My Republic

    01/27/2004 7:22:00 AM PST · by nsmart · 157 replies · 275+ views
    Lew Rockwell ^ | January 27, 2004 | Charley Reese
    The Army of World War II, you might say, was the last Army of the republic. It performed great deeds, but there was not much luxury, not even for the generals and admirals. Nobody was paid much. Travel was by military plane, troop train or warship, even for generals, admirals and world leaders. Not so in today's imperial Army. According to Chalmers Johnson, an excellent writer, in his new book, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, the Defense Department maintains a fleet of 71 Lear jets, 13 Gulfstream IIIs and 17 Cessna Citation luxury...
  • No Stinking Empire

    01/26/2004 5:34:53 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 161+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 01-26-04 | Reese, Charley
    No Stinking Empire The Army of World War II, you might say, was the last Army of the republic. It performed great deeds, but there was not much luxury, not even for the generals and admirals. Nobody was paid much. Travel was by military plane, troop train or warship, even for generals, admirals and world leaders. Not so in today's imperial Army. According to Chalmers Johnson, an excellent writer, in his new book, "The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic," the Defense Department maintains a fleet of 71 Lear jets, 13 Gulfstream IIIs and 17...
  • Are You Going To Get Mad?

    01/20/2004 9:33:48 PM PST · by TomHolly · 200 replies · 1,374+ views
    Charley Reese ^ | 1-24-2004 | Charley Reese
    Are You Going To Get Mad? It is now about as clear as it's going to get that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. Secretary of State Colin Powell even contradicted himself (in his U.N. speech) by admitting recently that there is no evidence of any link between Saddam and al-Qaida. Prior to the Iraq War, the Bush administration asserted as fact that Saddam had huge quantities of chemical and biological weapons and was actively pursuing nuclear weapons. Administration members ridiculed people who expressed any doubts. Today, after spending millions of dollars looking for the weapons, they haven't...
  • Threat Of Terrorism

    01/18/2004 11:23:03 PM PST · by Burkeman1 · 15 replies · 164+ views
    You know, I'm sure, that the Bush administration has greatly exaggerated the threat of terrorism. Those who employ the tactic of terrorism do so because they are weak. They have no army. They have no great popular following. Osama bin Laden was a crank living in the mountains of Afghanistan with only a small following in the Islamic world — until George W. Bush elevated him to world celebrity status. It's true that bin Laden knocked down the World Trade Center towers and struck the Pentagon — or at least we're pretty sure he was behind those attacks. He was...
  • Conflicts Of Interest {The whys of Charley Reese}

    01/16/2004 3:40:56 AM PST · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 4 replies · 125+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 01/16/2004 | Charley Reese
    King Features SyndicateCharley Reese 01/16/2004 Conflicts Of Interest {The whys of Charley Reese} I'm a little late this time around with my annual declaration of potential conflicts of interests. I do this every year because I think readers have a right to know where journalists are coming from. I admit that being a blue-collar guy who doesn't take $25,000 consulting fees like George Will, it's a bit easier for me than some of journalism's six-figure stars. When Will quoted tycoon Conrad Black in a column recently, he neglected to mention his financial arrangement with the man, which, when it was...
  • China-Made {The "Free Trade" problem by Charley Reese}

    01/07/2004 2:59:56 AM PST · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 5 replies · 138+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 01/07/2004 | Charley Reese
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. Charley Reese 01/07/2004 China-Made If you want to know why America has lost so many jobs, look around your house at all the stuff that is made in China. I bought an American-brand razor — made in China; an American-brand computer — made in China. Even my Confederate coffee mug, for heaven's sakes, is made in China. Of course, Americans know how to make ceramic coffee mugs, appliances, computers and whatever. But what they won't do is make those things for 59 cents a day and no benefits. The use of what amounts to slave labor...
  • Talking Trash

    01/06/2004 1:36:12 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 5 replies · 121+ views
    lewrockwell.com ^ | 1/6/04 | Charley Reese
    Let us now talk about the politically incorrect term "trash," as in white trash, black trash, brown trash, red trash and, for all I know, yellow trash.What divides people is not their skin color, their race, their ethnic origin or their religion. What divides people is character – good or bad. One famous psychiatrist who survived Auschwitz said all people fit into one of two categories – decent or indecent.And so I believe. My own experience is that you can find both types in any anthropological category you care to choose. The problem is that in our politically correct times,...
  • Credibility and Virginity

    01/05/2004 5:05:51 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 195+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 01-05-04 | Reese, Charley
    Credibility And Virginity What President Bush does not understand (don't worry, I'm not going through the whole list) is that credibility, like virginity, cannot be recovered once it's lost. He thinks it's unimportant that he took the country to war based on the false claim that Saddam Hussein had amassed large amounts of chemical and biological weapons and was on the verge of handing them to terrorists. His attitude is: "Hey, what's your problem? We got rid of a bad guy." Well, the problem is that now any American who believes anything the Bush administration says without a ton of...
  • Worthy Causes

    12/29/2003 6:25:38 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 251+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 12-29-03 | Reese, Charley
    Worthy Causes I grew up in a Protestant church that believed in a literal interpretation of the King James Bible. Since there is no mention in the Bible of Dec. 25, the church refused to make Christmas a religious observance. Baldwin pianos and Hammond organs were verboten for the same reason. In that they are probably right, since Christmas was adapted to a pagan festival. There is no written record of when the Christ child was born. Nevertheless, that didn't stop my family from observing Christmas, since, like most families with small children, Christmas was more about Santa Claus than...
  • Hardin Did Us A Service {Charley Reese on IMMIGRATION}

    12/26/2003 4:59:09 AM PST · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 64 replies · 377+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 26 Dec. 2003 | Charley Reese
    King Features Syndicate Charlay ReeseDecember 26, 2003 Hardin Did Us A Service Dr. Garrett Hardin and his wife, Jane, have died. He was 88, and she was 81. Dr. Hardin was a scientist and scholar who did us the invaluable service of pointing out unpleasant truths most of us do not wish to think about. Denial is an all-too-human characteristic. One of those unpleasant truths is that while Earth and its resources are finite, population is not, and overpopulation will eventually kill our planet. Dr. Hardin spent many witty and scholarly pages debunking all the excuses people use to avoid...
  • Capture Won't Mean Much

    12/24/2003 7:58:04 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 41 replies · 364+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 12-24-03 | Reese, Charley
    Capture Won't Mean Much I don't believe the capture of Saddam Hussein will have any effect on the guerrilla war being conducted against Americans and their Iraqi allies. Saddam's power was always his ability to command and control. The day he went on the run, he lost that power. He couldn't command or control anyone. On the contrary, he was at the mercy of those willing to hide him and those who might choose to betray him. As his pictures show, he's a tired, worn-out old geezer. One has to give him credit for being much more slippery than the...
  • Public Education Fails {Charley Reese} {Succeeds, Mine}

    12/22/2003 4:43:29 AM PST · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 21 replies · 287+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | Monday, December 22, 2003 | Charley Reese
    Charley ReeseMonday, December 22, 2003 Public Education Fails {SUCCEEDS, IMH?O} We cannot correct what's wrong with public education using mandatory tests. The main problem with public education is that it is a political institution controlled by politicians. They have screwed it up, but as usual, they will not admit their own failings and instead blame teachers, students and parents. I got a pretty good education in public schools, but that was before the era of political correctness and before crackbrain theories began to flow out of colleges of education like odors out of an outhouse. We did not take standardized...
  • Misguided Mission

    12/19/2003 6:40:14 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 24 replies · 305+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 12-19-03 | Reese, Charley
    Misguided Mission It's clear that the president's brain is occupied by the neoconservatives who surround him. It's clear from their writings and policy statements that the neoconservatives believe the United States can become the dominant power on Earth. This is a bad judgment that is dangerous and could become lethal. This is why thoughtful people believe it is imperative to defeat George Bush in the 2004 elections. This wrongheaded policy, cooked up by academics and journalists, is not one that will merely embarrass the United States. It is a wrongheaded policy that could have dire consequences for the American people....
  • Fearmongers

    11/29/2003 6:57:50 AM PST · by nsmart · 105 replies · 166+ views
    LewRockwell.Com ^ | November 29, 2003 | Charley Reese
    The Republican National Committee has shown what President George W. Bush's re-election campaign will be about: fearmongering. Well, he's pretty good at warmongering, so why not play the fear card? The essence of the RNC's first commercial was that if you don't re-elect Bush, the big, bad boogeyman will get you. You should remember that it was on Mr. Bush's watch that the big, bad boogeyman got us on Sept. 11, 2001. So far as we know, Mr. Bush didn't have a clue. You should also remember that two years later, the Bush administration has: (1) failed to identify and...
  • Some People

    11/28/2003 9:53:48 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 96+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 11-28-03 | Reese, Charley
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Friday, November 28, 2003 Some People Some people, including our president, seem to think that once free elections are held in Iraq, democracy will exist and everything will be just fine and dandy from there on out. This rather widespread belief stems from a misunderstanding or ignorance of our own country and its history. It isn't the elections that have given us the country we all cherish. It is the Constitution and the general consensus that everyone must obey it. That is the key difference between the United States and many other countries in the world. As with...