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MY RECENT POSTS
- Time to Lower the Pitcher's
November 08, 2012 02:32AM
- "The Fountainhead" — the
September 11, 2012 07:18PM
- It a Tax! It's a Penalty!
July 07, 2012 06:01PM
- Letter to my Congresscritters
July 07, 2012 03:06PM
- Tell That to Gray Davis
June 06, 2012 03:12PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I certainly agree. This
was such a lame choice, I
the words. This
December 15, 2011 04:14PM
- “Now that's
noting that Camping's Bible
May 16, 2011 12:54PM
I sent a letter to Sens. Boxer and Feinstein back in October '09. I think this is a good time to update it:
Dear Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Boxer,
There’s a thought that
I’d like to offer you for your consideration.
In 1968, Major League Baseball came to the conclusion that… Read full post »
Although I was disappointed myself, part of me wants to say, "Good for them." I think th… Read full post »
Y'know, I think Mitt Romney is probably a terrific manager.
Putting aside (for the moment, anyway) exactly what kinds of things the company he was running actually did to be profitable, the consensus seems to be that he was really good at what he was doing. And I think he… Read full post »
The news today is that Olympia Snowe will not be seeking re-election and that Bob Kerrey might try to return to the Senate. A couple of times already this morning on MSNBC — MSNBC, I hasten to reiterate — I heard people frame questions about the Senate and this year's election… Read full post »
A friend of mine sent me a message citing this Alternet piece. She was concerned, wondering "is this really all we can hope for these days?" Here's most of my response:
I don't disagree with this point of view, as such. Sullivan and the Alternet folks have some really… Read full post »
How many individuals of no particular gender, ethnic, personality or morphological type does it take to change a lightbulb?
One. Read full post »
I'm at the age where
My sentences often start
"I'm at the age where..." Read full post »
I've been losing teeth one by one for about 25 years now. Mostly uppers. I got a partial denture about seven years ago, and little by little my dentist has added teeth to it until now it has as many teeth as I have left in my head.
The basic problem… Read full post »
Newt on Missouri:
- We have never participated in beauty contests,” Gingrich said when asked about his failure to qualify for the ballot. “We didn't participate in Ames [the Iowa straw poll], we didn't participate in P5 [a Florida straw poll].
Newt on the Trump depate:
I don't care if you're a politician, a pundit, or (the worst) a journalist, if you refer to Donald Trump as "The Donald" (other than ironically), you're a fucking moron and you immediately forfeit any claims to any kind of credibility or respect. Period.
Or maybe it's the other way around. See if you agree.
This one'll be quick.
I was watching "The Producers" (the real one, not the musical) on TCM the other day; it'd been awhile since I'd seen it all the way thru and thus awhile since I'd seen Dick Shawn as "L.S.D.", especially his performance during the "performance" of "Springtime for H… Read full post »
I've had this thought for quite awhile that a good research project for a journalism student — maybe even a Master's thesis — would be to track when, in discussing some future election or election-related event, anaylysts and pundits change from saying it's "still" so much time… Read full post »
Now, I'm not really into the "back to vinyl" movement. I don't judge it, I just don't have the ears for it. Or the turntable, for that matter. Vinyl doesn't sound "better" to me than an audio CD. But, y'know, whatever blows your… Read full post »
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Barbara Boxer
United States Senate
Rep. Pete Stark
U. S. House of Representatives
Dear Sens. Feinstein and Boxer, and Rep. Stark:
I would like to take this opportunity to let you all know that I have this morning signed the online petitions at… Read full post »
Next time you talk to one of your so-called Libertarian friends — particularly if it's one of the more thoughtful and open-minded ones — ask him/her why modern Libertarians are anti-Union.
If it's OK for capital to combine and organize so as to aggregate its economic and politi… Read full post »
RIM's attempt to placate Blackberry users by offering a bunch of free apps isn't going to satisfy those inclined to litigation.
In the late 70s, Kodak came out with an instant-print camera in direct competition with Polaroid (I had one). Polaroid sued for patent infringement, and even… Read full post »
I've been saying for awhile that Romney would be the Republican nominee. (Not that anyone listens, see the title of this blog.) I came to that conclusion last February after the CPAC conference. In that straw poll, Ron Paul got the most "straws" (as he always does) with about 30%, but… Read full post »
No guns at OccupyWallSt...
This is something I wish would get/had gotten more attention, and been better incorporated into the public debate. I went to several anti-Bush demonstrations in '03-'05 or so, and yeah, I saw things comparing Bush to Hitler — although I saw more comparing him to Alfre… Read full post »
This has got to be the first year in a long time that none of the Division Series winners is from a coast city. Indeed, none of these cities is all that far from the Mississippi River; if you chart them, you describe this really narrow area of the Midwest. The… Read full post »