Category Archives: Ethics & Human Values

Bushliburton’s Latest Scam: Fake FEMA Press Conference

After this, nothing surprises us about the lies brazenly foisted off on the American public by a federal government run amok under the mismanagement of the Bushliburton administration.  Apparently FEMA learned a lot from Katrina, this week, in response to the California fires, FEMA officials held a fake news conference.  
As reported by USA Today:
Those weren’t reporters […]

A Little Blood Won’t Deter The Bushliburton Administration

(Cross posted at Out Of Iraq Bloggers Caucus.)

Condoleeza Rice is confronted by Desiree Farooz inside the hearing room for the House Foreign Affairs Committee today in this photo by AP photographer Charles Dharapak.  Rice seems unmoved by the demonstration, which seems to be par for the course for the Bushliburton administration.  No matter how much […]

Taking It All Off Because Of Global Warming

In our previous post titled “Baring Your Butt (and more) For Art” we brought our readers the story about 20,000 people who shed their clothes in a public square in Madrid, all in the name of art. Today we bring to you a short video, courtesy of Greenpeace about 600 people who hiked up to […]

Rehab Southern California Style: Trouble In Paradise

(A follow-up to the previous posting Spring Break: Rehab Southern California Style.)
The high end rehab resorts in Malibu, California seem to be coming under fire according to the October 9th edition of the Los Angeles Times in an article titled “The trouble with rehab, Malibu-style“ by Paul Pringle:
Hollywood rehab can produce unhappy endings, even when the patient isn’t named […]

One Military Community’s Ultimate War Sacrifice

(Cross posted at Out Of Iraq Bloggers Caucus.) 
This is the front page of today’s The Olympian, a local paper for those who reside in the Olympia, Washington area.  Every person pictured on the front page was living, likely building a family, and building a career of service in the military as a part of the local community […]

Economic Goals Of The Iraq War: Disaster Capitalism

(Cross posted at Out Of Iraq Bloggers Caucus.) 
It has all become exceedingly clear for us here at BFD Blog! why the Bushliburton administration started the war in Iraq, it was so that their constituent business backers could exploit the disasters of our times, both those caused by natural acts in the environment, and those caused […]

The Face Of A War Profiteer

(Cross posted at Out Of Iraq Bloggers Caucus.) 
Take a good look at the man on the left, with the smirk on his face, that is Erik Prince, the highly successful war profiteer who founded and runs Blackwater.  The man on the right is Stephen Ryan, Prince’s attorney, who seems quite amused as his client stonewalled […]

The Power Of The People

How A Totalitarian Government Is Afraid Of Bloggers
As reported by CNN this afternoon, Burma (Myanmar to the thugs who run the country) has cut off all Internet access:
The Internet connection in Myanmar was cut Friday, limiting the free flow of information the nation’s citizens were sharing with the world depicting the violent crackdown on monks […]

The World’s Oldest Blogger: She Can Teach Us About Blogging & Life

Olive, born October 20, 1899.
Her blog is titled The Life Of Riley.  Her name is Olive, she is 107 years old and she lives and blogs from Australia.  Some have claimed that while she does not do the actual typing input for her blog that she is not a real blogger.  People who believe that are […]

The Catholic Church: Still Getting Their Priorities Wrong

It is appalling that as reported by Rebecca Trounson in the Los Angeles Times, that a group of nuns will be thrown out on the street and their convent dissolved as one of the outcomes of the pedophilia scandal that has rocked the ranks of the priesthood throughout the Catholic Church in America. 
 SANTA BARBARA — […]

The Legacy Of George Walker Bush

This is George Walker Bush, and this is how he would like you to remember him:

This is the real legacy of George Walker Bush (portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders):

Eddie Ryan

Dawn Halfacker

Dusty Hill

Crystal Davis

Jake Schick

Jay Wilkerson

John Jones

Jon Bartlett

Mike Jernigan

Dexter Pitts

Terrel Dawes

Bryan Anderson

Oyoanna Allende
Ryan, Halfacker, Hill, Davis, Schick, Wilkerson, Jones, Bartlett, Jernigan, Pitts, Dawes, Anderson and Allende are […]

Quote Of The Day: The Fallibility Of Our Elected Representatives

Mark Twain:
Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
The thought enunciated by Mr. Twain in the 19th century is so prescient for today, given the latest episode of foolishness wrought by Senator Larry Craig.  Mr. Twain, the ultimate story-teller and satirist of his time would be […]

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