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CIRCUS RIDER, a novel history of the first American circus and a great American portrait, is now available. -------------- WWW.peterbreschard.com -------------- Peter Breschard was born during the second half of the 20th century in the westernmost section of Long Island, New York; Breukelen. Reared in a suburban hamlet whose name honors famed Quaker Abolitionist Elias Hicks, Breschard has lived and worked in Boston, New York City, New Bedford, Stockbridge, Los Angeles, and Okemos, Michigan. Eschewing a narrowly focused career path, Breschard has at various times paid dues to the United Auto Workers, the Teamsters, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Federation of Government Employees. Working as a cabbie, teacher, social worker, actor, federal agent, bookstore scout, production accountant, background artist, PC mechanic, census enumerator, stand-in, carpenter, floral deliveryperson, paperboy, caddy, Wall Street drone, portrayer of fictional characters; Breschard has never endorsed Hemingway's dictum regarding wars and writing. Peter Breschard's fictions have appeared in numerous publications.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 11:04AM

WHAT OBAMA WILL NOT SAY TO GET RE-ELECTED

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Nailed it!

And voters have a right and a duty to know which direction our owners are taking us.

/r
L, one must listen very closely.
I know you didn't intend it this way but the 'clean white square', a blank, that you meant to be a sarcastic comment on Obama's willingness to say ANYTHING for political gain can, instead, be interpreted as a semiotic statement about Obama's inherent WHITENESS instead. He is an Oreo cookie, and dat ain't necessarily not dat tasty!....wink
J, in general, taking all of what you have to say in, to summarize, assuming the most vague of positions, I would be somewhat forced to say, I couldn't agree less.
[r] well done! and yet there is a long line to play Lucy and the football yet again. WTF?
WTG. ... ... ...while I certainly don't deserve it, perhaps you guys deserve four years of a Romney or a Santorum.
Yeah...that'll teach Progressives that we needed Joe Hill and Mother Jones as President and not Obama.
and...oh: it's ok to use racial slurs ("Oreo") when the slur's slung from Progressives?
You guys really do deserve 4 to 8 of a misogynist such as Santorum who wants to upend the New Deal.
I don't deserve that, so I'm voting for a (God Forbid!) imperfect Obama.
And he'll win, too.
L, now that Obama has a record of his promises and his actions, the gentleman has no credibility with me.
Brilliant! Full steam ahead for impeachment.
J, I'm sure you wouldn't vote for someone who you believed had committed both war crimes and crimes against humanity. By his refusal to prosecute Bush for ordering the torture of defenseless prisoners, Obama is committing both. And that is simply at the top of the list. Nuremberg set a standard which both Bush and Obama have simply ignored. I try never to vote for war criminals. I guess some people will if they are frightened enough. There are other choices than Republican or Democrat where people of conscience may cast their vote. I try never predict the future as to who will win what.
J, I'm sure you wouldn't vote for someone who you believed had committed both war crimes and crimes against humanity. By his refusal to prosecute Bush for ordering the torture of defenseless prisoners, Obama is committing both. And that is simply at the top of the list. Nuremberg set a standard which both Bush and Obama have ignored. I try never to vote for war criminals. I guess some people will if they are frightened enough. There are other choices than Republican or Democrat where people of conscience may cast their vote. I try never predict the future as to who will win what.
J, I'm sure you wouldn't vote for someone who you believed had committed both war crimes and crimes against humanity. By his refusal to prosecute Bush for ordering the torture of defenseless prisoners, Obama is committing both. And that is simply at the top of the list. Nuremberg set a standard which both Bush and Obama have ignored. I try never to vote for war criminals. I guess some people will if they are frightened enough. There are other choices than Republican or Democrat where people of conscience may cast their vote. I try never to predict the future as to who will win what.
You, sir, are incorrect! There are MANY things I won't say. To wit, read here as reported by the damn liberal media:

The president’s hosts include Ralph Schlosstein, chief executive officer at Evercore Partners Inc., and his wife, Jane Hartley, co-founder of the economic and political advisory firm Observatory Group LLC, who were assured last week by Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, that the president won’t demonize Wall Street in his re-election pursuit.

The $35,800-per-person dinner at ABC Kitchen, the first of the evening’s four fundraising events, is being hosted by many of Obama’s top Wall Street donors, according to a person familiar with the matter.


I hope you learned your lesson about questioning my integrity!
Dr S, impeachment isn't on the menu for me at the moment. All I want is for all those folks who realize the mistake they made when they voted for Obama to vote Green. That way both the Republicans and the Democrats will no longer control the executive. Petty threats of vile Republicans will never overcome this administration's record.
P, you are most certainly every Republican's kind of Democrat.
War Criminals.
I see.
I'm sorry...how did I miss the obvious: the president is Eichmann incarnate.

Enjoy, fellas... and gals... ... ...
J, not all war criminals are members of the Nazi Party. Under U.S. law, any and all instances of torture must be investigated and prosecuted. Failure to do so is a crime in and of itself. If all those who are holding their noses and voting for Obama voted Green, the Greens could possibly win. Torture of another human being is a crime. Failure to prosecute torturers by those with the authority to prosecute is also a crime. Supporting those who support torturers is a moral offense at the very least.
J, not all war criminals are members of the Nazi Party. Under U.S. law, any and all instances of torture must be investigated and prosecuted. Failure to do so is a crime in and of itself. If all those who are holding their noses and voting for Obama voted Green, the Greens could possibly win. Torture of another human being is a crime. Failure to prosecute torturers by those with the authority to prosecute is also a crime. Supporting those who support torturers is a moral offense at the very least.
Oh, well...I've no issue being seen as offensive.
If you've evidence of this administration engaging in torture, send it along, or post it here.
And I wish all of you luck under a Repub administration.

Here's the truth--the only reason you guys feel ok w this position is bc you know the president's going to win; you've actually little to lose in this self-absorbed nonsense.
How dare you infer Mr. Wolfman that I do not keep this country safe! I most certainly am a war criminal - and damn proud of it. The American people won't have it any other way!

First, have no doubt I'm slaughtering civilians around the world - as is my primary duty. Killing dozens of children with drone strikes makes feel really powerful!

And what's wrong with a little torture? Of course, I don't want to get my own hands dirty so I still outsource it just like the great patriot Bushy did. Good enough for him, good enough for me!

And you are right: anyone who concerns himself with such things concerns himself with complete nonsense. And I know you don't say that just because you know your child will not be blown to bits and your friends will not be hooded and tortured and - most importantly - your life is not on the line.

Thank God the lives of non-Americans don't count! Without patriots like you Mr. Wolfman I'd be sunk!
C'mon, Mr. Prez, American lives, well 99% of them, aren't so precious either! Admit it. Okay, your denying apologists are special for a New York election minute. No farther. Omission and disinformation! You really owe the media a lot. Hope you recognize that. libby
UN Convention against Torture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_Against_Torture
Article 16 is the interesting part.
Since some folks think I accused Obama's people of torture, let me say I didn't (although I could have). The crime lies in not prosecuting torturers (Bush, et al).
It's time for real Democrats to open their eyes and realize their party is no longer what they think it is.
UN Convention against Torture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_Against_Torture

Article 16 is the interesting part.
Since some folks think I accused Obama's people of torture, let me say I didn't (although I could have). The crime lies in not prosecuting torturers (Bush, et al).
It's time for real Democrats to open their eyes and realize their party is no longer what they think it is.
Or as Jerry Nadler called it, not prosecuting Bush is a serious dereliction of duty.
http://nadler.house.gov/press-release/nadler-bush-memoir-proves-criminal-use-torture-requires-accountability-sake-american
Not prosecuting Bush a serious dereliction of duty according to this Congressman.

http://nadler.house.gov/press-release/nadler-bush-memoir-proves-criminal-use-torture-requires-accountability-sake-american
Jerry Nadler on why not prosecuting Bush is at least a dereliction of duty.
http://nadler.house.gov/press-release/nadler-bush-memoir-proves-criminal-use-torture-requires-accountability-sake-american
Jerry Nadler calls Obama's actions a serious dereliction of duty. He's being nice. Others call it criminal.
http://nadler.house.gov/press-release/nadler-bush-memoir-proves-criminal-use-torture-requires-accountability-sake-american
Jerry Nadler, being the politician that he is, calls Obama's refusal to prosecute a dereliction of duty. And a bit worse.

http://nadler.house.gov/press-release/nadler-bush-memoir-proves-criminal-use-torture-requires-accountability-sake-american
JW, try this.

http://open.salon.com/blog/breschard/2012/02/17/jerry_nadler_on_obamas_dereliction_of_duty
Nobody seems to be defending President Obama after reading Nadler.
M, yes, they seem to be amazingly quiet today. It's tough to speak when you're eating your own words.
Somebody doesn't want to try and refute what Mr. Nadler had to say.
Somebody sure doesn't want to try and refute what Mr. Nadler had to say.
Wolfman is nothing more than a windbag pretending to be all-wise and knowing, when in reality, feb puffs up his ratings with carefully selected pleas for ratings.

As phony as a three dollar bill.

Peter,You are on a roll here with one devastatingly great post after the other. Please keep cranking them out.

I wonder how the wolf man would dance around the issue raised vin Bobbet's column of today:

"I am really disturbed and disheartened by this attitude of endless war, that it's ok to blow up brown and black and yellow people remotely by push button in the name of fighting terrorism. Is it a waste of time? What would be the consequences if we didn't say something? Wouldn't we be thought and judged complicit as the Germans who said nothing when their neighbors were rounded up and sent to concentration camps?"

-R-