Tag: vietnam

Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

We Are Now, As Ever, At War With Eastasia. Happy Memorial Day From Yr Wonkette.

  While the editorial "we" is house style at Wonkette, we will use the less-pretentious "I" for the duration of this post, because we can occasionally turn the snark off, we swear. Starting now. The Washington Post has pulled together a...
Damn dirty longhairs

Musicians Dishonor Troops, Make The Baby Jesus Bald Eagle Cry

Did everyone catch the terrible Concert for Valor to honor our military veterans last night? We say it was terrible because some of the musicians took it upon themselves to dishonor the troops, the flag, the bald eagle, Mom,...
Welcome to America; here's your bureaucratic nightmare

John Oliver: Congratulations, You Get To Come To America. Or Not. (Video)

Update/followup: See end of post for a chance to do some good, or at least try to. After a week off, John Oliver is back in crusading investigative comedy mode again, as Last Week Tonight brings us this story on...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Leave Reality To Other People

Better fire up your modems and log into your AOL account (or Prodigy for you hipsters). Time for another look at the ruinous near-decade of prosperity under Bill Clinton, as refracted through the Truthiness Lens of rightwing Christian textbooks....

Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook That Loves The Smell Of Napalm In the Morning

Well, here we are, humping the boonies of the Culture Wars, and one of the Things We Carry is our 10th-grade textbook for homeschoolers, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective. We know we promised we'd get to...

Senate Republicans To Swift Boat John Kerry All Over Again, For Larfs

So Hillary Clinton is going to leave the State Department some day, and on that day the Great Impostor is going to need to find someone to replace her. Who else has the kind of 24-hour energy, common sense,...

CNN Tells Of Harrowing Dangers Mitt Romney Faced In 1968 France (While Avoiding The Vietnam War)

Perhaps you thought Mitt Romney's time in France, in 1968, while raking in Dick Cheney-level numbers of military deferments from serving in Vietnam, was all sunshine and brie. Well CNN's "Romney Revealed" has another think coming at you!...

The Wonkette Geopoliticker: U.S. Plotting Nostalgic Military Return To Vietnam

When Obama said our military would leave the Middle East and focus on the Pacific Region, he probably wasn't kidding. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was in Vietnam the other day laying the groundwork for what will be America's...

New York State Senator Gives Protesters the ‘Stripper Treatment’

Did you hear about yesterday's ruling in The Elite vs. The People? That is the actual name of the court case in which the America People lost to the Elite Gays of California. Jonah Goldberg is (once again) the...

Rejected Pun Headlines: ‘Sorry Charlie,’ ‘Rangel Wrangles Ethics Charges,’ Etc.

Charlie Rangel is going on trial! Did you even know that Congress could put people on trial, for ethics violations? Well, they can, but they don't usually, because most Congressfolk generally just say "Yeah, you caught me"...

Connecticut Dem Frontrunner Likes To Tell Horrible Lies About Vietnam Service

Everyone was so relieved when Chris Dodd announced he wouldn't seek re-election, because then this attorney general guy Richard "Dick" Blumenthal could run and actually win, easily. He would be the next Barack Obama! And maybe he still will,...

Happy 40th Anniversary Eve, Kent State Massacre … DEVO Was There

Liz Glover just sent us this morbid reminder: "Tomorrow is the 40th Anniversary of the Kent State Massacre. Here's my interview with a couple of the members of Devo who witnessed it." Did we...

CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Dead At 92

He hadn't anchored the Evening News in nearly three decades, but Walter Cronkite set the standard for serious, authoritative network news. The stuff he covered was the biggest stuff of the 20th Century: from WWII to JFK, Apollo to...

Architect of the Vietnam War Sure Wished He Hadn’t Done That

Robert McNamara accomplished many things in his long life, from revitalizing Ford Motor Co. with a new line of safe compact cars to decades of work to alleviate global poverty and reduce the risk of nuclear war. But he...

ROBERT McNAMARA IS DEAD: Jesus, anybody else feel like dying in the next week or two? Because now is clearly the time to do it! Robert McNamara prosecuted America's hopeless adventure in Vietnam on behalf of Presidents Kennedy...

We interrupt this "coverage" of the 2008 Democratic National Convention to report that John "Walnuts" McCain, when asked by Jay Leno this evening how many houses he owns, responded in a serious tone, "I spent 5½ years in a...