Tag Archives: George W. Bush

Money isn’t everything: A Top 10 list of rich people who tried to be elected

Almost $60 million. That’s how much Meg Whitman has committed so far — of her own money – to be California’s next governor. Whitman, who announced today that she’s lent herself another $20 million, can afford it. She’s a billionaire … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Economic Hitman returns — and this time, Obama is a target

That’s John Perkins on the cover his latest best-selling book. He’s hiding behind sunglasses and a dark suit, looking like a shadowy hitman — which he was. Perkins didn’t kill people. He bullied them with financial coercion, thus his nom … Continue reading

Posted in economy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

George W. Bush smiles a lot in his new job: Motivational speaker

Maybe this was the job that George W. Bush should have had all along: Motivational speaker. The former president took the stage yesterday in Fort Worth, Texas, where he tried to inspire thousands of screaming people, many of whom paid … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Images of war dead: Why don’t Americans see more?

The photo shows a U.S. Marine on the brink of death in Afghanistan. Blood and flesh are visible, with the Marine’s face half-way buried in mud and dirt. A photographer for the Associated Press took the image, which the news … Continue reading

Posted in world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dick Cheney should be watching HBO

We know that Dick Cheney enjoys television (at least when he’s on) and we can only hope he gets HBO – not because of the therapist series “In Treatment” or Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” No. The former vice president … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lockerbie bomber and George W. Bush: Heroes to some, enemies to others

From thousands of miles away they came to cheer their hero – to wave flags, to shout their encouragement, to show they were proud of him, even as many around the world thought this “hero” was a murderer who was … Continue reading

Posted in world | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sarah Palin: Wicked wink of the West

In the magazine section of my local super-market yesterday, next to the Globe’s tabloid exclusive on George W. Bush (he may be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease) and the National Enquirer’s celebrity exclusive on Michael Jackson (his death was supposedly captured by a … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment