American Leaders, Intel Hooligans, and the Mainstream Media aka “The Trump Lynch Mob”

American Leaders, Intel Hooligans, and the Mainstream Media aka “The Trump Lynch Mob”

Joan Walsh Dares Say It

Via the incomparable Bob Somerby comes this gem written by Joan Walsh, echoing exactly what our founding editor, Jeff Koopersmith, was saying well over a decade ago (Bob's emphases preserved): "The Clinton Tapes" makes clear that from start to finish, President Clinton was besieged by a vicious just-say-no GOP abetted by the perversely, inexplicably, cruelly … Continue reading Joan Walsh Dares Say It

Harry Markopolos: A True American Hero

Harry Markopolos describing the size of the average brain employed by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Click here for enlarged version.Jeff Koopersmith on Harry Markopolos, the man who dared blow the whistle on an SEC that is at best incompetent, at worst corrupt beyond redemption. February 11, 2009 – Geneva (apj.us) – For almost ten … Continue reading Harry Markopolos: A True American Hero

President Obama, Make It a Trickle-UP Economy Now

Jeff Koopersmith to the President: you are giving trillions to the wrong people – in a market economy, it's how much money is in the market's pocket, not the boss's Cayman accounts. February 7, 2009 – Geneva (apj.us) – Every banker and economist will tell you I’m crazy, but the blunder the federal government is … Continue reading President Obama, Make It a Trickle-UP Economy Now

The Big Economic Move President Obama Must Make

Jeff Koopersmith calls upon President Barack Obama to make one move that will jump-start the American Recovery of 2009. January 17, 2009 – Geneva (apj.us) – I hate to say this, but there is a single move President Barack Obama must make, and make quickly.President Obama can and should order the acting Attorney General and … Continue reading The Big Economic Move President Obama Must Make

On the Ball Even to the End… NOT!

Click here for enlarged version.Jeff Koopersmith weighs in on perhaps the final failure of the Bush Administration. January 17, 2009 – Geneva (apj.us) – At least five people are dead and thousands are sicker than an infected Keebler Elf from salmonella picked up from peanut butter made by the Peanut Corporation of America.  U.S. health … Continue reading On the Ball Even to the End… NOT!

Exploring the Gaza Crisis

Jeff Koopersmith looks at a the complex and volatile situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip – a continuing crisis that has inflamed opinions around the world – and involves players in the US and Iran. January 13, 2009 – Geneva (apj.us) – The global hysteria surrounding the Israeli incursion into Gaza these past two … Continue reading Exploring the Gaza Crisis

Blagojegate: Wait a Minute ? This Is America

Yes, says Jeff Koopersmith, Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) may be as bad as they say, but this is supposed to be the United States of America. fDecember 11, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested at home earlier this week for alleged numerous crimes, most of them spotlighted by the Justice Department.   … Continue reading Blagojegate: Wait a Minute ? This Is America

Freshman Congresscritter Watch

More regressiveness, more stupidity! Wow. With about a month to go before the next Congress is called into session, a few of the ultra-conservative House freshmen Jeff Koopersmith warned you about are already shaping up to be very tooly tools: Jason Chaffetz (R-Church of Latter Day Saints) is already coming out strong against anything even … Continue reading Freshman Congresscritter Watch

Hate-Filled Holidays to Bill O?Reilly Too!

Jeff Koopersmith on Bill O’Reilly, not only a true Devil’s disciple but one of few imbeciles to have been spewed out by Harvard. Holiday displays at the Washington state capitolDecember 8, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – Every year we can count on some birdbrain to begin mewling about “the Christian foundations of America.”  Talk-sideshow host … Continue reading Hate-Filled Holidays to Bill O?Reilly Too!

Congress Makes the Big Three Grovel

Click here for super-sized version.It was hugely entertaining for C-SPAN junkies – but what does it say to the auto-workers? Jeff Koopersmith says the best answer is clear. December 5, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I watched the Big Three automakers’ congressional testimony yesterday, and must say that it was almost as interesting as the … Continue reading Congress Makes the Big Three Grovel

The Death of the American Versailles Lifestyle

The New York Times lets the cat claw its way out of the burlap bag: unbridled spending, lavish parties and greed are now declassé. Jeff Koopersmith goes behind what they really mean: “We just don’t have the money.” November 24, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Recession after recession has not taught the West – and … Continue reading The Death of the American Versailles Lifestyle

Rubber Duckies: Pirates in a Bay of Avarice

Click here for super-sized version.Jeff Koopersmith on the story behind the story of the Somali pirates. November 22, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Almost everyone grins when they see a rubber ducky.  It's just one of those things.  We recall almost instantaneously a romp in the bath tub at two years old, or a romp … Continue reading Rubber Duckies: Pirates in a Bay of Avarice

CIA Chief Hayden: Grant Wood Subjects Could Be Al Qaeda Terrorists!

Click here for enlarged version.Jeff Koopersmith explains what is likely to be the final round of terrorist fearmongering from the Bush Debacle. November 19, 2008 – Washington (apj.us) – You might think that General Michael Hayden likes his job and does not want to give it up to a President Obama replacement. Yesterday, Hayden told … Continue reading CIA Chief Hayden: Grant Wood Subjects Could Be Al Qaeda Terrorists!

Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Bush: Open Season on the World!

Click here for supersized version.Jeff Koopersmith on new revelations concerning the Bush Doctirne: the mantra was "Attack any country without warning as we see fit – just make goddamn sure the 'rationale' is getting the terrorist!" November 10, 2008 – New York (apj.us) – This may just be the tip of the iceberg.Even though a … Continue reading Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Bush: Open Season on the World!

Reich Here, Reich Now; What Michael Reagan Really Means

Jeff Koopersmith rewrites a press release from Michael Reagan to properly reveal the radio talker's inner Nazi. Today, I launch a new website, RayGunAction.com. I need you to do BOTH of the following:DONATE TODAY This is ONLY our First and Last Page – The Final Web Site Is Being Designed NOW! In Berlin and Vienna. … Continue reading Reich Here, Reich Now; What Michael Reagan Really Means

Just What?s Jeffrey Scott Shapiro Up To?

Jeff Koopersmith introduces you to Jeffrey Shapiro, another hard-right spinmeister from the Murdoch Wall Street Journal who whines about America's treatment of Bush the day after Obama is elected President – and merits more than a modicum of scrutiny. November 7, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Most of us have never heard of Jeffrey Scott … Continue reading Just What?s Jeffrey Scott Shapiro Up To?

Time for Democrats to Celebrate… But Keep Your Eyes Open!

As the coming Obama presidency quickly comes into focus, Jeff Koopersmith says Democrats should savor the victory – but remain wary of a gaggle of seventeen ultra-right and Neocon legislators. November 7, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Hurrah! Some of the very worst of slimeball Neocon legislators have been flushed down the electoral toilet: conservative stalwarts like … Continue reading Time for Democrats to Celebrate… But Keep Your Eyes Open!

The McCains Lose Again

Jeff Koopersmith takes a look through the real estate listings – and has a laugh at the McCain's expense. October 31, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Here's a good one.McCain and his wife put up one of their homes for auction last week. I received email from the auction house about it because I was … Continue reading The McCains Lose Again

Desperate McCain Utilizing Neo-Nazi ?Journalists? to Spread his Message of Hate

Click here for enlarged version.Jeff Koopersmith confronts Townhall.com's relentless campaign of homophobia. October 29, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) –It occurred to me this Wednesday that the McCain team had found a new target to go after this week. After all, telling American voters that Barack Obama was a “Terrorist”, “Muslim”, “Socialist”, “Communist”, “America Hater” – … Continue reading Desperate McCain Utilizing Neo-Nazi ?Journalists? to Spread his Message of Hate

Cheney-Bush Desperate to Leave with a Bang!

Borders, shmorders! Jeff Koopersmith's preview of the twilight days of the Cheney Regime: expect last-minute military escapades as the most damaging bust-out artists in American history take one last shot at trashing the place before they leave. October 28, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Could this be a mini-October surprise for the GOP?Yesterday, Dick Cheney … Continue reading Cheney-Bush Desperate to Leave with a Bang!

Health Care in America: It?s Big Business Vs. Joe the Plumber

Businesses go into a high dudgeon anytime politicians attempt a serious discussion about America's dysfunctional health care "system." Jeff Koopersmith says it's time for pet store owner Dave Ratner and media hog Joe the Plumber to learn the basics – including the fact moving to Ireland is not an option. October 272, 2008 – Geneva … Continue reading Health Care in America: It?s Big Business Vs. Joe the Plumber

Recession? Are You Joking?

Jeff Koopersmith says it's time for someone to pay the piper. October 24, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – If I hear one more talking head on CNBC or Bloomberg tell me that we "could" be in a recession, I think I'll have to buy a new television to replace the smashed one.As it is, the … Continue reading Recession? Are You Joking?

Koop’s Campaign Playbook: McCain Grabbing at Straws

October 22, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Here's a good one. John McCain and Sarah Palin,  his cocktail bowling-shoe renting presidential candidate, are slamming Barack Obama because Joe Biden said…  … that Obama would most likely face a test of his ability to deal with foreign policy problems early in his presidency.  Biden compared Obama … Continue reading Koop’s Campaign Playbook: McCain Grabbing at Straws

What Do They Mean, “We” Have to Fork Over Trillions?

"Let me get this straight," asks Jeff Koopersmith. "You're saying that banks refuse to lend to each to each other – so we have to give them trillions of dollars?" October 13, 2008 – New York (apj.us) – It may be silly, but I am wondering why we haven’t passed a law to force them … Continue reading What Do They Mean, “We” Have to Fork Over Trillions?

How Rich Is TOO Rich?

Click on image for larger version.Jeff Koopersmith on a nationalized treasury, bailouts for the market in the United Soviet Union of America, and the necessary adjustments to your average mega-rich family's budget. I wrote this story after I heard that the U.S. Treasury was about to nationalize banks.  For me that was the sign that … Continue reading How Rich Is TOO Rich?

Jerome “Li’l Hitler” Corsi Arrested and Deported!

xClick on image for enlarged version. In his newest stinging commentary on Jerome Corsi, Jeff Koopersmith sits back and savors the schadenfreude as the fascist king of "Smearboat NAFTA Hershey Highway" fabulism gets his corpulent butt booted from Kenya. October 8, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – You might recall I wrote about plus-size liar Jerome … Continue reading Jerome “Li’l Hitler” Corsi Arrested and Deported!

Morons at McCain Campaign Pretend Sarah Palin is “International”

Click here for enlarged cover.Jeff Koopersmith looks at the McCain scam-paign's laughable attempt to make Sarah Palin look like a credible candidate. October 2, 2008, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – American readers may not be aware of it, but the rest of the palnet is still guffawing over last week's McCain campaign stunt in which … Continue reading Morons at McCain Campaign Pretend Sarah Palin is “International”

Why Are They So Mean to Sarah Palin?

Click on image for large version.Jeff Koopersmith pleads with Alaska's reigning "Idiot-irad" champion to stick the race out. September 30, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I have started to love Sarah Palin.  You have to hand it to her: she has more chutzpah than a New York diamond broker with a briefcase full of rocks … Continue reading Why Are They So Mean to Sarah Palin?

The Idiot Congress, Impressing Us with a Tranche

September 25, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I noticed that over the past few days Secretary Hank Paulson and Chairman Ben Bernanke have been using the word "tranche" (from the French "traunche") to explain how they are going to go about deceiving us and the potential buyers of the worth paper they want to purchase … Continue reading The Idiot Congress, Impressing Us with a Tranche

BushCo: Indictable Criminals

"This was a purposeful crime.  There was conspiracy to commit criminal acts and these felonies were carried out – over many years– while the people we elected to represent and protect us were busy eating caviar and drinking French Champagne in their mansions in Washington, Maryland, Virginia, and New York." Jeff Koopersmith speaks out about … Continue reading BushCo: Indictable Criminals

Just a Glance at 1929

Jeff Koopersmith on then… and now. September 19, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – The 1929 stock market crash, which sent people tumbling out of windows to their deaths on the filthy sidewalks below, followed a strong bull market that lasted for several years. While the Dow has been flat – pretty much at 12,500 for … Continue reading Just a Glance at 1929

Re: United Soviet Union of America

From: Mary T.Re: Jeff Koopersmith's  United Soviet Union of AmericaDate: 9/18/2008Actually, this is far worse than the Soviet system. Socialist governments… … have nationalized industries, banks and insurance companies that were profitable -- meaning that taxpayers and citizens at large could benefit. On the contrary, the only institutions the U.S. government is interested in nationalizing … Continue reading Re: United Soviet Union of America

Welcome to the United Soviet Union of America

But have no fear, tovarich! Grab a cold slice of pizza, sit back, let comrade Jeff Koopersmith explain the New Socialist Economy, and rejoice! September 14, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I am trying to imagine my friend Mitchell walking into to the Secretary of the Treasury’s plush offices In Washington and asking for just … Continue reading Welcome to the United Soviet Union of America

Sarah Palin Ruins the GOP’s “Pimp for Devastation Show” in the Twin Cities

Click image for enlarged version.Jeff Koopersmith: Once again, the GOP feigns sensitivity – and, as always, fails in the grand manner. September 2, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – It was difficult to tell whether First Lady Laura Bush and never-to-be first lady Cindy McCain were raising money at the RNC Convention to keep the off-shore … Continue reading Sarah Palin Ruins the GOP’s “Pimp for Devastation Show” in the Twin Cities

Sarah Palin, Out-and-out Liar

Jeff Koopersmith on Sarah Palin – and John McCain, who has proved to the world that he's off his rocker while CNN pretends Palin was a "sly move." (Click on the cover for an enlargement.)UPDATED: APJ publisher Gene Gaudette weighs in on an explosive development that further suggests Palin was never vetted by McCain. September … Continue reading Sarah Palin, Out-and-out Liar

The Election Is Obama’s to Lose

Jeff Koopersmith examines a crucial error reflecting somewhat adolescent advice from the Big “O” Camp. August 25, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I am overflowing with enthusiasm. Anyone who knows me well can confirm that I spent most of life daydreaming that some day my grandchildren might be able to cast a vote for a … Continue reading The Election Is Obama’s to Lose

Religion and the “Cone of Stupidity”

Jeff Koopersmith has a few things to say about pastors who suck presidential candidates into the so-called "Religious War." August 17, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – If you've read ABC News' The Note, you probably feel as I do: it's a waste of time.Nearly everything one reads in it is either off, pro McCain, or … Continue reading Religion and the “Cone of Stupidity”

Rice, Cheney, and Bush: The Three Stooges of International Poise and Preparedness

Jeff Koopersmith has Georgia on his mind – along with the "no-brain trust" behind our floundering foreign policy. August 14, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – The so-far almost totally unreported sorrow in Georgia this week is an email I received at the beginning of the week from Etuna Tsotniashvili, the executive editor the “The Messenger”, … Continue reading Rice, Cheney, and Bush: The Three Stooges of International Poise and Preparedness

Rush Limbaugh: 20 Years of Lies and Hate

Jeff Koopersmith reviews OxyContin addict Rush Limbaugh's twenty years of hate-filled moronic mockery that has helped destroy our nation. Welcome, Wingnuts!And props to the good people at propeller.com and American Review who are sending all this great Web traffic our way. We're compiling the funniest and stupidest hate mail you've been sending our way for … Continue reading Rush Limbaugh: 20 Years of Lies and Hate

Michelle Malkin: Bigoted Blackshirt

Jeff Koopersmith on Malkin's latest atrocity. July 30, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) –  In case you haven’t figured it out, the Republican Party, starting around 1978, began to realize that the only Americans who would vote for GOP candidates were people stupid enough to believe that they too could become Bill Gates if only they … Continue reading Michelle Malkin: Bigoted Blackshirt

Michael Medved: The Most Dangerous Nobody on Talk Radio

Illustration: Jeff Koopersmith and Photoshop Insurgent Jeff Koopersmith takes Michael Medved to the woodshed. July 18, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – It's been years since I've thought about the failed film-critic turned-infantile-political-jargonaut Michael Medved.  I thought Medved had finally been booted from his last radio gig and would retire to some think tank in Venice … Continue reading Michael Medved: The Most Dangerous Nobody on Talk Radio

Koop’s Comfort Capsule Communiqu

Jeff Koopersmith takes a few minutes to write a confidential memo to USAF Generals McMahon and McNabb. To: Gen. Robert H. McMahonCc: Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, Air Force Vice Chief of StaffFrom: Jeff KoopersmithRe: Comfort Capsules CONFIDENTIALBob, I see you are taking a lot of heat for your new flock of world class "comfort capsules," … Continue reading Koop’s Comfort Capsule Communiqu

A Beautiful Lie

Jeff Koopersmith on McCain, Bush, Iraq, Afghanistan and the big, beautiful lie. July 14, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Today we find our President, George Bush Jr., contemplating the "drawdown" of far more troops from Iraq than had been anticipated.  Until now, Mr. Bush and his gang – which includes of course his cabinet, most … Continue reading A Beautiful Lie

Leaked to Koop: The Real McCain “DysLexington” Energy Scam

Jeff Koopersmith's double secret inside sources have provided him with McCain's real energy plan! July 2, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Last week, Senator John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee for President of the United States, gave this keynote address last week in Las Vegas to outline his new energy policy.  Our moles have provided … Continue reading Leaked to Koop: The Real McCain “DysLexington” Energy Scam

Book Review: “The Pornography of Power”

Jeff Koopersmith on Robert Scheer's new book: "It is a wake-up call, but more important it is a record of American history that will not disappear even though no one in advertising-related businesses wants to talk about it." Robert ScheerThe Pornography of Power:How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened AmericaTwelve (A division of the Hachette … Continue reading Book Review: “The Pornography of Power”

On Charles Krauthammer: He Makes Cheney Look Scrupulous!

Jeff Koopersmith looks how low the mighty "'Hammer" has fallen in his assault on Barack Obama. June 30, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – What a shame to see the ghost of now elderly and disrespected Charles Krauthammer writing for a yellow rag like Human Events. I'm talking about the same Krauthammer who won a Pulitzer … Continue reading On Charles Krauthammer: He Makes Cheney Look Scrupulous!

On Coulter: Fuel Me Once…

Jeff Koopersmith on Ann Coulter's latest outburst: now she wants you to murder your kids for oil! June 27, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Republicans dismiss a vast number of studies that show a link between lower IQs and conservative political alignment, claiming they are biased because the scientists promoting the studies are all "too … Continue reading On Coulter: Fuel Me Once…

Each Time I Hear the Words “Dick Morris”

"...I think: ‘Toe-sucking, whoring clapperclaw.’" Jeff Koopersmith has a few things to say about the sleazy FOXpert. June 26, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Let me begin by recounting, as I see them, a whole lot of revelatory truths about Dick Morris.First, Morris never came up with a strategy or a winning campaign without Mark … Continue reading Each Time I Hear the Words “Dick Morris”

Gary Bauer Surfaces

Jeff Koopersmith dissects the latest diatribe by the weird ex-presidential candidate – a fringe activist who outdoes Pat Buchanan and even Alan Keyes as the biggest political joke in America. June 28, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Idiot ragazine Human Events has a roster of moron writers longer than your average asylum, yet Gary Bauer … Continue reading Gary Bauer Surfaces

On Coulter: Ready for the Limo to the Funny Farm

Ultra-right-wing loudmouth-in-a-cocktail-dress Ann Coulter has flipped out. Jeff Koopersmith has the details. June 12, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – It's really kind of sad when you go to the Human Events website and see how low they have to go to try to earn some money to support their Op-Ed band of hate-chimps who spew … Continue reading On Coulter: Ready for the Limo to the Funny Farm

Bush’s Baracktober Surprise: Iran?

Well, he – and you – shouldn't be! Jeff Koopersmith thinks Iran may be just the beginning. June 10, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – It is not often that the Bush crew lets slip enough information for anyone to put two and two together, but it dawned on me the other night in London that … Continue reading Bush’s Baracktober Surprise: Iran?

Cro-Magnon Mail: Jeff Koopersmith Gets a Death Threat

A knuckledragging, cowardly jerk hiding behind a gmail.com account threatens to take a "shot" at Jeff Koopersmith. Received: (qmail 12477 invoked from network); 29 May 2008 23:30:06 -0000Received: from unknown (HELO p3presmtp01-10.prod.phx3.secureserver.net) ([208.109.80.159])          (envelope-sender <chekflow@gmail.com>)          by smtp07-02.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net (qmail-1.03) with SMTP          for <koop@koopersmith.com>; 29 May 2008 23:30:06 -0000Received: (qmail 23509 invoked from network); 29 May 2008 … Continue reading Cro-Magnon Mail: Jeff Koopersmith Gets a Death Threat

Dennis Prager, a Jew’s Jewish Nightmare

Jeff Koopersmith on Dennis Prager: "I am a Jew – and he disgraces me." May 13, 2008 – Washington (apj.us) – It has been some time since I have read anything from radio schlock jock Dennis Prager, whose public persona is sort of Super-Jew Neocon – just for the spice of it. Yet the rot … Continue reading Dennis Prager, a Jew’s Jewish Nightmare

Larry Sabato Takes a Racist Look at the Democratic National Convention

Jeff Koopersmith dissects pundit professor Larry Sabato's latest intellectual atrocity. April 30, 2008 – Washington (apj.us) – Larry Sabato, the University of Virginia’s well-self-styled expert on American politics, outdistanced himself this week in an op-ed piece that “explains” why he believes that Hillary Clinton cannot gain the Democratic nomination for president. I've always wondered about … Continue reading Larry Sabato Takes a Racist Look at the Democratic National Convention

On Coulter: From Racist Attacks to Weathermen

Jeff Koopersmith finally admits Ann Coulter is an expert on America – the way it was when she was all of seven years old. April 24, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Ann Coulter continues to write about a history of which she knows nothing as she also continues her putative support of Hillary Clinton's campaign … Continue reading On Coulter: From Racist Attacks to Weathermen

Hammer of the Hawks

Nukes are here to stay! Arch-conservative, carrion-chomping columnist Charles Krauthammer says efforts to end proliferation are dead. Jeff Koopersmith offers his own deterrent to today's silliness from the "Hammer of the Hawks." April 18, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – If you think Charles Krauthammer has a problem because he looks like a hawk, you might … Continue reading Hammer of the Hawks

On Coulter: Courting Professional Death, Ann Tips the Neocons’ “Obama Is a Racist” Hand

Jeff Koopersmith: Coulter said too much, revealing the Right's scheme to label Obama a racist and use his family to prove it. April 10, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – I have written often about my fear surrounding our upcoming presidential contest that might find Senator Barack Obama pitted against John McCain. That dread is based … Continue reading On Coulter: Courting Professional Death, Ann Tips the Neocons’ “Obama Is a Racist” Hand

Bob Barr Is Gonna Run for President!

Can a loud national laugh track be far behind? Jeff Koopersmith gives you the rundown on his favorite "House Mangler." April 8, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) –Just when you thought things couldn't get much worse, something happens to make you cackle.Today it's none other than circus clown Bob Barr who has the gall to think … Continue reading Bob Barr Is Gonna Run for President!

Hillary Clinton?s Fatal Mistake: Losing Mark Penn

Wannabes and Clinton gals succeed in water cooler coupRest of Glover Park Group and Howard Wolfson to followMaybe even Bill Clinton will get the boot! April 7, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – I would have laughed out loud at “Junior” Broder’s New York Times column (Broder got his own job because of his corporate connections … Continue reading Hillary Clinton?s Fatal Mistake: Losing Mark Penn

Maureen Dowd’s Stacked Deck

The New York Times' overrated mean girl plays (a little loose with) the race card. Jeff Koopersmith sets Dowd straight. April 1, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – What gives with MoDo? She seems to be a submariner, thumping Hillary Clinton for the New York Times too! You’d think she was on their payroll.Doesn’t Maureen realize … Continue reading Maureen Dowd’s Stacked Deck

Rich in the Ditch

Does anyone at the New York Times know it endorsed Hillary Clinton? Little Frank Rich sinks to new low, along with CBS and most others March 31, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – Okay. The New York Times editorial board, in its well thought out endorsement, told us that Hillary Clinton was the better Democrat candidate … Continue reading Rich in the Ditch

On Coulter: “Whoreable” Pun Backfires

Jeff Koopersmith rewards Ann Coulter's hackneyed pun with a list of conservative perverts. March 14, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I could have bet everything I own that Ann Coulter would jump on the Eliot Spitzer story and use the word “whore” in her headline, and figure out a way to tie Hillary Clinton into … Continue reading On Coulter: “Whoreable” Pun Backfires

“Client 9” Cuff-linked to Girlie Circle

Koop on Spitzer: "Boys will be boys..." March 11, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Silda Spitzer, the beautiful wife of Governor Eliot Spitzer – a.k.a. ‘Client Number 9’ – stood by her man yesterday even as Michelle Obama was text messaging her, “Keep your piehole shut, honey!”Watching this circus as one network after another broke … Continue reading “Client 9” Cuff-linked to Girlie Circle

On Coulter… and Bill Schneider

Is she Bill Schneider’s Clone? Or is he now aping her? March 10, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I have written in my previous reviews of Ann Coulter's opinion pieces in Human Events that she seems to be going through a waterless period. Her writing is just not “up to snuff” if you consider false … Continue reading On Coulter… and Bill Schneider

Little Bitch – Frank Rich

The New York Times' ex-theater critic joins the Hate Hillary Press Heathers to feather his nest. Feb. 25, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Keep in mind that Frank Rich used to earn his living humiliating playwrights, actors, musicians and others. He was not known as “The Butcher of Broadway” for his emotional balance. He is … Continue reading Little Bitch – Frank Rich

On Coulter: Ann Loves Unbridled Campaign Spending

Ann Coulter hypocritically complains about McCain-Feingold. Jeff Koopersmith demolishes her latest lame rant. Feb. 21, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Ann Coulter’s newest column was so, well, mind-numbing, that I couldn’t bring myself to comment on it. Suffice it to say that it was just another of her endless rants against Senator John McCain for … Continue reading On Coulter: Ann Loves Unbridled Campaign Spending

Koop’s Recession Diary: Fan-TAF-tic! Now Show Me the Money

Our own Jeff Koopersmith applies for a TAF loan from the Federal Reserve Bank.    20 February 2008Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaCredit and Risk Management Division, 7th FloorDiscount Rates Discount RatesAttention: Vish P. Viswanathan, Vice President and Discount OfficerTen Independence MallPhiladelphia, PA 19106-1574VIA Fax Number: 1 (215) 574-2507RE: TERM AUCTION FACILITY [TAF]Dear Vishy:May I call … Continue reading Koop’s Recession Diary: Fan-TAF-tic! Now Show Me the Money

The Numbers Don?t Lie

Senator Barack Obama is down for the count – but CNN's Wolf Blitzer does not know it! Feb. 6, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – The hoax being perpetrated on the American people by the greed-filled mainstream media is enough to make one nauseous – especially in this time of national disgrace where the mission for … Continue reading The Numbers Don?t Lie

Coulter Jolter: Ann Admits the Truth!

Ann Coulter publicly states that Republicans are unwavering morons – and that Romney has no chance of winning. Mrs. Romney: Grinning and bearing it! Coulter pushes her to the background and goes in for the snatch (see right hand) Feb. 2, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Wednesday came and went, and toward the end of … Continue reading Coulter Jolter: Ann Admits the Truth!

Jeff Koopersmith Replies to Michelle Obama

Jeff Koopersmith replies to a campaign appeal from Sen. Barack Obama's wife. Thank you for your letter of 25 January, 2008!  I can't contribute to Barack right now because we at American Politics Journal have not endorsed anyone for president and I owe our readers that respect.However, here's some complimentary advice: stop whining.You write that … Continue reading Jeff Koopersmith Replies to Michelle Obama

On Coulter: A World of Dead Dogs and “Wacky” Mormons

It's hard to tell who crazed attack chihuaua Ann Coulter likes the least: Harry Reid, Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee. Jan. 22, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Ann Coulter returned last week from mourning her dear father and, as usual, is on the attack in her inimitable vicious and super-stupid style. This time, she was … Continue reading On Coulter: A World of Dead Dogs and “Wacky” Mormons

On Coulter: A Disgusting Establishment Bigot

Ann Coulter Dubs Kwanzaa a Holiday Sham by America’s “United Slaves”Scarecrow Pundette Trying for Martyrdom to Sell More Books Jan. 3, 2007 – Geneva (apj.us) – It is no wonder that Ann Coulter is rumored to travel with personal security guards.She begins 2008 with one of her most bigoted attacks yet, a vicious Tourette's outburst … Continue reading On Coulter: A Disgusting Establishment Bigot

On Coulter: Ann Touts Twisted Duncan Hunter as “Magnificent”

Where is Carol Lam when we need her? Jan. 1, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I was flabbergasted to find Ann Coulter working this Christmas – New Year's week – but sure enough, out popped a clone of her last column, attacking GOP presidential primary candidate Mike Huckabee again for being a liberal and the … Continue reading On Coulter: Ann Touts Twisted Duncan Hunter as “Magnificent”

On Coulter: Blond bigot takes aim at Mexican laborers

... while on her own pathetic website, her so-called “readers” use the N-word dozens of times – just to prove they can! Nov. 23, 1007 – Washington (apj.us) – Ann Coulter, who is living proof that there is a disease now permeating the Republican Party’s right wing, decided this week – for some reason – … Continue reading On Coulter: Blond bigot takes aim at Mexican laborers

A Wild Weekend with Perv Musharraf in Pakistan

Jeff Koopersmith will be taking a three-year sabbatical (in Pakistani prison) following his latest dispatch, straight from Islamabad... November 6, 2007 – ISLAMABAD  (apj.us) –  On March 18th I wrote that Pakistani President-General Pervez “Perv” Musharraf – bosom war buddy of Condi Rice, George W. Bush, and Dick Cheney – was “toast”.  In May I wrote … Continue reading A Wild Weekend with Perv Musharraf in Pakistan

On Coulter: Sociopath vs. Social Studies

 A new series following propagandist Ann Coulter’s mendacity. In part two, Jeff Koopersmith answers Coulter's attack on the obscure National Council for Social Studies and a story for school children. Oct. 28, 2007 – Geneva (apj.us) – Yesterday, I took a look at Ann Coulter's ridiculous condemnation of so-called "Islamo-Fascism."It turns out Coulter also has … Continue reading On Coulter: Sociopath vs. Social Studies

On Coulter: Have You Hugged an American Fascist Today?

 A new series following propagandist Ann Coulter’s mendacity. Jeff Koopersmith answers Coulter's every thought in this new feature while urging her to keep talking! October 27, 2007 – Geneva (apj.us) – Tripe writer Ann Coulter has penned another laughable column claiming that "college liberals" – in other words, most college students and faculty in every … Continue reading On Coulter: Have You Hugged an American Fascist Today?

Mendacious, Prostatic Richard Cheney Chews the Fat in Iraq

Followed by Ambulances Everywhere He Goes"Is That a Defibrillator In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Glad to See Me?" May 9, 2007 – Baghdad (apj.us) – It is never too thorny a problem to figure out where exactly Vice President Dick Cheney is at any given moment when he visits Baghdad.  First, Mr. Cheney … Continue reading Mendacious, Prostatic Richard Cheney Chews the Fat in Iraq

The End for Dick Cheney? Bet On It!

Paul Wolfowitz and Condi Rice to follow "big time" Dick into forced retirement as CIA Director Tenet brings home the bacon. April 29, 2007 -- Zurich (apj.us) -- Gee, don't say we didn't tell you so!For more than four years, those of us who have been "accused" of being (horrors!) Liberals – in the filthiest … Continue reading The End for Dick Cheney? Bet On It!

The Bush 007 Squad in Iran

You Won't Hear This on CNN, But America Niggles Iran with DeathA Fun Bondian Try at Regime "Adjustment" in Iran: "My name is Dick... Dick Cheney" March 5, 2007 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- A couple of years ago I was at an office building in Tehran visiting a colleague who worked for Daimler-Chrysler in Iran. … Continue reading The Bush 007 Squad in Iran

Bush Buddy “Perv” Musharraf of Pakistan Soon to Join Taliban

It may be only a matter of time before Osama bin Laden has access to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. March 31, 2007 – Peshawar – Here I am, dressed in a pallid smock and ragged headdress, itinerant and thoughtfully wandering through the streets of towns I cannot pronounce – for example, Peshawar, in the Pashtun area … Continue reading Bush Buddy “Perv” Musharraf of Pakistan Soon to Join Taliban

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Lied — So What Else Is New?

Jeff Koopersmith thinks there is a more urgent priority than removing the hapless Alberto Gonzales. March 29, 2007 -- Washington, DC (apj.us) -- Much of the nation is again up in arms about Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales – so much so that the David Johnston of the New York Times seems to think it … Continue reading Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Lied — So What Else Is New?

You?re Kidding! Soldiers in Iraq Drinking?

Bob Martino has the answer!  March 15, 2007 -- Baghdad (apj.us exclusive) --  You might think that Paul von Zielbauer (which when translated from German means "a farmer with goals") could get a healthier project from the New York Times than rewriting a six-thousand-year-old story about the military and booze -- but he did it, … Continue reading You?re Kidding! Soldiers in Iraq Drinking?

Live from Baghdad… With Koop!

Bush Might Never Tell You, But Iran Rules the Roost March 12, 2007 -- Baghdad (apj.us EXCLUSIVE) --  I drove in Baghdad the other night from Kuwait with little or no trouble -- except that I received a speeding ticket from one of the new Iraqi traffic police who was riding a pretty small pink … Continue reading Live from Baghdad… With Koop!

Democrats Have the Wrong Idea About Iraq

 Yes, let’s depart Iraq -- but flatten it first! March 9, 2007 -- Washington (apj.us) -- I had to chuckle when I was reading the New York Times this morning. The article that had me laughing was the latest pap from Jeff “Overzealous” Zeleny and Robin “Boner” Toner -- who looks like Jacob Bronowski after … Continue reading Democrats Have the Wrong Idea About Iraq

Is George W. Bush Man Enough to Be “The Scrotum President?”

Where is our President when we need him? And what about the children? February 21, 2007 -- Boy, George W. Bush certainly steps up to the plate when he feels the urge to declare that he is  the “War President,” or “The Education President,” or “The Decider” -- but when it comes to idiots banning … Continue reading Is George W. Bush Man Enough to Be “The Scrotum President?”

Steve, You Should Know Better!

In the interest of genuine fairness and balance, I have to reply to your defense of Alan Colmes, which makes me think you might have a brain tumor. Feb. 19, 2007 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I happen to like Alan Colmes.Yet having Alan Colmes as the so-called "voice of Liberals" on FOX News Channel makes … Continue reading Steve, You Should Know Better!

The Wizard of Qods

Has President Bush struck gold with a new plan for Iran? February 15, 2007 -- Lugano (apj.us) -- We heard the President of the United States use the term “Quds Force” thirteen times during just a few minutes of his first press conference this year.  While Mr. Bush uses the term Quds, the rest of … Continue reading The Wizard of Qods

Anna Nicole Smith: What Does She Have to Do with Politics?

Anna Nicole Smith has died at thirty nine.I am struck by how truly poignant I believe her death is -- and how accurate was my gut feeling, upon hearing of the death, that the cruel media would go after this sad story big time if given only a toehold. And they are already presented with … Continue reading Anna Nicole Smith: What Does She Have to Do with Politics?

It’s Dean’s to Lose

Sept. 2, 2003 -- Washington (apj.us) -- One would think that Sen. Joseph Lieberman has a lot to celebrate with the Gallup Poll numbers we've seen strewn all over CNN (see the appendix below).But wait...  About That Gallup Poll...Two-thirds of Democrats are not following the presidential horse race at all this back-to-school week. So let's … Continue reading It’s Dean’s to Lose

More Advice for Ann Coulter

For the third time... I'll say it again: find the Satan within yourself... and kill it!Now that Ms. Coulter has catterwalled the name John Edwards by calling him a faggot at a neocon super-meeting, we thought you might want to read this stunning revelation about Coulter once more. Feb. 5th 2007Dear Ann, It has been … Continue reading More Advice for Ann Coulter

Jodie Foster, Suspected Terrorist?

February 3, 2007 (apj.us) -- How would you like to know what our crack customs people were up to today? Here's what they did: Jodie Foster, probably America's finest film actor, was on her way back from vacation in the Turks and Caicos, She was, as many of us have been, in the huge immigration lines … Continue reading Jodie Foster, Suspected Terrorist?

C[h]rist Says No to Touch Screen Voting

Charlie Crist, the Republican governor of Florida, announced yesterday that he desires that his state trash its very expensive touch-screen voting machines so that the election process will yield a paper trail of votes by the time the 2008 presidential election rolls around. Crist's decision is a direct and rapid reaction to the large number … Continue reading C[h]rist Says No to Touch Screen Voting

Molly Ivins, I Miss You …

I woke in Switzerland around ten at night Texas time to the terrible news that Molly Ivins had died, losing in the end her seven years-long battle with breast cancer and paused her confrontation against meanness, arrogance, foolishness, and just plain stupidity in government and politics -- in life. I write “pause” because Molly will … Continue reading Molly Ivins, I Miss You …

Iran Snuggles Up to Iraq; Pistachio Wars Begin!

Iran has cooked up some interesting New Year’s surprises for George W. BushImagining Condi Rice telling George W. Bush this news Last night, precisely before George and Laura Bush nodded off, Condi Rice must have barged into the presidential bedchamber on the cloistered White House residence floor.  “Hon.... er, Mr. President, Mr. President!” she screeched … Continue reading Iran Snuggles Up to Iraq; Pistachio Wars Begin!

What Iraqi Government?

Listening to Condoleezza Rice is like listening to Hermann Goering. Jan. 26, 2007 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I was impressed by MP George Galloway's speech to Parliament yesterday when he, in his inimitable style, took on the British Foreign Secretary. Galloway -- who was once a leader in the Labour Party -- was thrown out … Continue reading What Iraqi Government?

Jeff Koopersmith’s Conspicuous Consumption Watch: Bergdorf Gone Bananas?

What Are We Thinking?Worst Luxury Goods Catalogue Ever? Or a Symptom of Dysfunctional Tastemaking? The first installment of Jeff Koopersmith's Conspicuous Consumption Watch -- American indulgence that makes us the envy and laughing stock of the worldJan. 26, 2007 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I laughed out loud when I got the latest piece of junk … Continue reading Jeff Koopersmith’s Conspicuous Consumption Watch: Bergdorf Gone Bananas?

Jeff Koopersmith’s ?Genuine? State of the Union Address

If Bush told the truth, here's what he would've said...The REAL State of the Union Address As Prepared For Delivery to American Politics Journal Jan. 23, 2007 TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you very much. Tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own -- as the first President … Continue reading Jeff Koopersmith’s ?Genuine? State of the Union Address

It’s Time to Go After Michael Isikoff

Jan. 22, 2007 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I've just finished reading Joan Didion's latest tome, a republished version of her best work, and was reminded of my disgust with so-called media stars -- the likes of Bob Woodward, Mike Isikoff, and others who seem to have escaped retribution from their publishers not only for the damage … Continue reading It’s Time to Go After Michael Isikoff

The Speech George W. Bush Should Have Given the American People on Iraq

NOTE FROM THE EDITORS: It's no wonder the President's speech on his latest shift in Iraq tactics was a bigger bomb than Ishtar.It wasn't Bush's nervous, stiff demeanor. It wasn't the fact that he preempted prime couch potato fare. What it came down to is that most people have no faith in Bush's Iraq Adventure. … Continue reading The Speech George W. Bush Should Have Given the American People on Iraq

Another New York Times Cover-up?

It sure looks that way... and this time around, brought to you by John Burns John Burns, the bearded little blonde troll that seems to appear magically on PBS's NewsHour now and again, has penned what seems to be either a sign of his naiveté or simply the usual New York Times dross about the … Continue reading Another New York Times Cover-up?

Six AM Surprise

Saddam Hussein is gone -- but then, so was any genuine semblance of justice Dec. 30, 2006 -- Milan (apj.us) -- There is something authentically creepy in the air today. Saddam Hussein of Iraq was one of the nastiest universally known tyrants in history. He was accused of torturing and murdering friends and relatives, ordering … Continue reading Six AM Surprise

Why Al Jazeera Is Not Taken Seriously

Their coverage of the Iranian Holocaust "Conference" is but one example Dec. 19, 2006 -- Lugano (apj.us) -- While in Europe, I have the opportunity to watch Al Jazeera television for an hour or so nearly every evening.I must say that the coverage Al Jazeera gives to the Middle East and, of course, the war … Continue reading Why Al Jazeera Is Not Taken Seriously

Lessons for Today From Fritz Stern

Book Review: A New Book on Germany Has Much to teach Today's Decision-makers Fritz Stern: "Five Germanys I have Known" -- 2006, Farrar, Strauss, Giroux [ISBN 0-374-15540-2]December 13, 2006 -- Philadelphia (apj.us) -- As I savored the five-hundred-plus pages of Professor Fritz Stern's new book, "Five Germanys I Have Known," I couldn't help but notice … Continue reading Lessons for Today From Fritz Stern

qWagmire For Dummies!

The Iraq Study Group Report: Another Disgrace for the Nation December 7, 2006 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I spent the better part of this morning and afternoon reading "qWagmire For Dummies" -- or, as it is officially known, the much-touted "Study Group Report on Iraq" -- written by a bipartisan committee of prominent recovering Iraq … Continue reading qWagmire For Dummies!

It Is Time For Secretary of State Condi Rice to Resign

... in disgrace -- for lying and using the CIA, The British, and the FBI as her scapegoats Nov. 27, 2006 -- GENEVA (apj.us) -- As this piece was about to go to press, the wire services reported that Philip Zelikow, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's most senior adviser on Iraq, is tendering his resignation.It's … Continue reading It Is Time For Secretary of State Condi Rice to Resign

Bob Woodward, Revealed at Last!

Which book tells the truth? Bush at War? Plan of Attack? State of Denial? Or none of the above? Oct. 4, 2006 – Geneva (americanpolitics.com) – Perhaps Bob Woodward had realized that his first two books, purportedly researched through White House contacts before, during and after the Iraq invasion, were too thinly disguised as truth.I … Continue reading Bob Woodward, Revealed at Last!

Here’s Your State of the Union

Sept. 13, 2006 – Lugano (americanpolitics.com) – I am such a lucky guy.All my life I worked hard for my advocacy clients, my candidates -- on both sides of the aisle -- and my son.Sure, I've had my ups and downs, and many of you have shared them with me.Today, as I split my time … Continue reading Here’s Your State of the Union

Cro-Magnon Mail! Wikipedia Sockpuppet Theatre

"Hey! I thought this would give me all of Gene Gaudette's juicy personal info!" See Update 2, directly below. A "crack" legal genius claiming to represent Free Republic sends us a threatening e-mail. We respond. You get to laugh! Update 2, March 10: "Hey! I thought this would give me all of Gene Gaudette's juicy … Continue reading Cro-Magnon Mail! Wikipedia Sockpuppet Theatre

Who In Hell Is Tammy Bruce?

First published December 2, 2002, Jeff Koopersmith's merciless takedown of right wing talk show host Tammy Bruce has remained one of our most popular articles. Recently I've lately been peppered with mail pleading with me to look into one Tammy Bruce -- who I must admit I have spied a few times on FOX News, … Continue reading Who In Hell Is Tammy Bruce?

About Don Imus

We love him, but sometimes... we hate him.Originally published February 10, 1999 at americanpolitics.com February 10, 1998 – New York (apj.us) – As we were recently traveling by Rover over the Masai Mara in Kenya last week, on our way to the Middle East, my thoughts turned to Don Imus.Why? Who knows?Perhaps there is something … Continue reading About Don Imus

Will Reno Be Gored?

The mainstream media, with the help of academia, is already goring Janet Reno and trashing Al Gore. Dec. 3, 1997 -- Washington (apj.us) -- "I have determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that further investigation is warranted of allegations that the president violated federal law by making fund-raising telephone calls from the White … Continue reading Will Reno Be Gored?

Tucker Carlson, (STILL) Stealth Hate Monger

"If The Republican National Committee Was A Prison, Tucker Carlson would be Newt Gringrich's favorite bitch." -- Leon Smith Wednesday, October 29th, 1997 -- NEW YORK (APJ) -- This must be the week for goofball e-mail.  Edited April, 2015 - almost 20 years later Tucker STILL has made it. About 17 years ago I got … Continue reading Tucker Carlson, (STILL) Stealth Hate Monger