drones

Last July, we told you about the fun idea proposed by the town of Deer Trail, Colorado, (population 546): sell novelty “drone hunting licenses” that would promise a bounty to anyone who brought down a federally-owned unmanned aerial vehicle. You know, for a laugh, and to raise money for the town, and to send the […]

There are some Americans who believe that Cartoon Violence doesn’t solve anything. “Stay out!” they say. “Let the cartoonists fight it out amongst themselves. It’s a quagmire.” If, however, after all of those dead links and all of those wasted art supplies, there is still no end in sight, then I say the time has […]

Heard about Yemen lately, but not sure why? Pretty sure Obama’s Birthday has something to do with closing every embassy we have that a Muslim person might know exists? Confused over ordered departures-slash-evacuations, “immediate, specific threats,” legion of doom conference calls and why John McCain thinks Al Qaeda is back and bigger than ever? Yes, […]

The tiny community of Deer Trail, Colorado, (population 546) is considering passing an ordinance to sell “drone hunting licenses” and offer a bounty for shooting down federally owned unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). But don’t worry, they are only joking (except for the guy who introduced the measure — he says he’s completely serious). We aren’t sure whether […]

For dedicated Christianists, every aspect of life is a kind of worship, from raising a family to getting an education to raining AGM-114 Hellfire missiles onto the enemies of the United States and maybe the occasional wedding party. So it’s not really too much of a surprise to read David Swanson’s article in Sojourners about […]

We know it’s been a few days since Barack Obama’s boldly redefined / slightly modified / utterly capitulated in the War On Terror, but since Yr. Editrix said that a good “think piece analysis” is allowed to be late, here is a Sunday morningish Wonket thinky piece on Barry’s big drones -n- Gitmo speech at […]

Were you, like us, not really watching the Prezzy’s speech about drones or Gitmo or whatever because BoRING, but it was on in the background because, fuck we don’t even know why? We guess it is sort of glancingly our “job” but screw that. Well, perhaps Angry Hulk Obama made some news in there (who […]

Hey remember way back in March when Rand Paul decided to talk for 13 long hours about why he hated drones? Who could forget! That was the kind of amazing display of singleminded enthusiasm for our civil liberties and Constitutional rights that make Rand Paul et al occasionally useful additions to the Senate. HOWEVER, hopefully […]

Hey! Check out C-SPAN2! Sen. Rand Paul has been talking, without pause, since 1997, and today he accidentally wandered in front of a microphone, and now the Senate can’t vote on John Brennan becoming CIA director! After 115 cloture motions in the 112th Congress (not including that time Mitch McConnell filibustered… himself), we finally get […]

OK, Wingnutosphere — just knock it off. We are no longer accepting new nominations for “Least Plausible Conspiracy Theory,” so can you just give it a rest now, please? The latest contender is a claim making the rounds about how John Brennan, Barack Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, secretly converted to Islam while he […]

Hey, you know how Barack Obama is a liberal sissy who is too limp-wristed to handle a gun, so he fears and wants to ban them? So now, to add to that stew, there’s the (actual) true fact that the administration really does believe that it’s totally legal for the President to send death robots […]

Drones! Or, as they are affectionately called, “Flying Killer Robots!” Apparently they are coming soon to American airspace and they will fix everything, from pollution in Nebraska to checking out pirates to fighting fires! So what is NOT to like about domestic drones, maybe that’s the better question! Except for the tiny little problem of […]

Some folks out in Real America who probably have no problem with President Obama’s unchecked expansion of the drone war to kill children in 500 countries or its use of drones to survey the Mexican border or its use of domestic drones everywhere else because this is something we’ve allowed to happen have finally come […]

Good morning, liberals! Did you spend yesterday carefully poring over the extremely long The New York Times article about the list of people the administration carefully compiles, personally selected by the President (except in those cases when they’re not!) to be killed by missiles from flying death robots? Probably you didn’t, because it’s obviously one […]

Whoa hey, check out the kewl electric rainbow boat photo. What the hell? This must be how Jesus sees the world when he peers down from the clouds. Is this an Instagram from Jesus? “The U.S. Navy is deploying robot helicopters” – SHIT – “that can spot pirate boats — even when they’re in a […]