F. Braun McAsh

F. Braun McAsh has written 10 posts for The News You Didn't Know

Nuking Your Wallet

Remember the last Presidential election campaign? (OK – put the frying pan down, take a pill and chill…) Remember when McSame and Failin’ talked about building 45 new “nukular” reactors to help America achieve energy independence? Ever remember anyone talking about the price tag? Of course not. Well, it’d be roughly $500 billion. Would that … Continue reading

The Pigs Cut Pork

What You Lost Thanks to the Repugs… I can’t think of anything frightfully clever to say here (as though that were anything new) so I’m just going to wade into this up to the armpits. Here is some of what the Republicans cut from the Obama Stimulus package – from YOUR recovery package. $100 million … Continue reading

The Privatization of Intel

There’s an interesting and highly secret place – so secret that even I know where it is. It’s located in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, cheek-by-jowel with the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism Center and the Pentagoon’s Joint Intelligence Task Force-Combating terrorism Center. It’s name is the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) which opened in 2005 and churns out a singular … Continue reading

The Pox Americanus

  There have been many comparisons of the Bush years as being the second coming of the Roman Empire. Would that it were so. Let’s just take a look at how Rome was run, government-wise and put these odious comparisons to bed. The Roman system of government was largely created as a reaction to the … Continue reading


The old Soviet Union was not what one would term a paragon of security, the KGB and GRU notwithstanding. Not at least when it came to its nuclear arsenal. When the Soviet Union fell apart there was a flurry of activity to secure its nuclear arsenal, or at least to ascertain who had what and … Continue reading

You Gotta be F__kin’ Kidding Me! More of Your Tax Dollars at Work….

The purpose of the robot is to serve man. And apparently, in this case, that means with a side of fries… Sometimes you’ve got to wonder who approves programs like this. I’m used to stupidity, but this goes beyond the scope of human decency. There’s a company in Maryland, Robot Technology Inc, which has a … Continue reading

More Intellectual Dung-Throwing from the Religious Right…

You can always try to reason with a Fundamentalist. You can always try to reason with a slathering Doberman too, for all the good it’ll do you. Myself, I prefer a good stout cudgel….. Recently I had the pleasure of just such an encounter. While discussing the topic of evolution, the gent in question played … Continue reading

Why Do the Republicans Hate America?

I suppose it was a little too much to ask for the Right Wing of the Repugnican party to man up and think of the country first. But once again, just in case the election didn’t demonstrate just how deep the Rethugs are in denial, they’ve decided to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt … Continue reading

The Attack of the Pentagoons – a Continuing Saga…

It’s been a while now, and people being people forget. You shouldn’t. Remember this prose? “The United States must develop, deploy, and maintain the means to deter attack on and to defend vulnerable space capabilities. Explicit national security guidance and defense policy is needed to direct development of doctrine, concepts of operations, and capabilities for … Continue reading

Killing Your Healthcare for Politics

Almost 50 million Americans have no health care. That’s roughly one sixth of the entire population. And yet the Repugnican Right Wing has always maintained that universal health care is beyond their capability. (Many of their own personal health care plans include Viagra which takes care of another thing beyond their capability.) However, President-Elect Obama … Continue reading

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