ALONE IN THE CURRENT
- The Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
- June 05
- Cogito, ergo piscis.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Has the NFL Gone Rogue?
October 15, 2014 12:44PM
- Open Salon: The once and
October 11, 2014 10:05AM
- The Bullies in the NRA
December 22, 2012 03:31PM
- Who Are We?
December 15, 2012 03:26AM
- The Rubber Is Meeting the
Road: Boca Raton and Beyond
September 18, 2012 12:14PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Gee, I didn't know my
unlines bothered you so much.
take me however you
October 16, 2014 12:22PM
- “Good piece, Ted. I
enjoyed it and pretty much
agree with all
October 16, 2014 12:10PM
- “Very nice,
For some time I
have feared for the worse.
October 12, 2014 02:54PM
- “Judas Priest! Is it that
I think you're
feeling a little homesick.
April 16, 2013 09:50AM
- “Having defrocked myself
somewhere between the age of
25, just about the
April 16, 2013 09:43AM
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I’ve seen it before. I watched it all unfold on television in 1978, when the Rev. Jim Jones relieved himself and 900 of his faithful followers, along with my congressman, Leo Ryan, of this earthly life, drinking cyanide laced Kool-Aid in the jungles of Guiana. (Ryan was shot to… Read full post »
In May of 1969, I was 25 years old and living in a duplex just a few miles south of San Francisco. Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King were dead not a year. The anti-war movement was taking hold like no one could have… Read full post »
Once Fox New's biggest ratings getter, Glenn Beck, like a car on its last few gallons of gasoline, may have reached the end of the line. As of this past January, his ratings suffered a 39% drop, year to year, averaging a paltry 1.8 million daily viewers last… Read full post »
For days now, we’ve seen images of the rallies in Cairo’s famed Tahrir Square. Today, a million Egyptians from all walks of life are turning out to demand an end to the Mubarak autocracy and free elections to form a new “people powered” government.
Certainly, all… Read full post »
This woman, as any kind of political figure, is toast. Her poll numbers are falling faster than a lead sinker. What is interesting is that Congressowman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who seems to believe there’s enough of a following that she can make a run at the GOP nomination,… Read full post »
Dear Tea Party Guy,
It’s time to put up or shut up.
You’re always yakking about “taking your Constitution back.” And your mouthpieces, like Beck and Palin and Bachmann and Limbaugh and Ailes and Angle and Savage, and God knows how many other highly paid flacks are… Read full post »
I was intrigued by meggacuppiecake's and Linda Seccaspina's posts in which they wrote about "roles" in initiating relationships among males and females and the various devices women employ in making themselves attractive.
Both writers, in a few words here, dispense with th… Read full post »
The following was taken from my "Don't Lose" file and given to me some some liberal friend - I've long forgotten who - some years ago.
There isn't a nickel's worth of difference between the Democrats or the Republicans. Now Boehner, McConnell, Kantor & Co. shout at us t… Read full post »
I enjoy stand-up comedy. Comedy, at least the kind of comedy we see these days, seems to turn on pointing out the silliness of our culture: you know, pointing out the inconsistencies, the hypocrisy, the downright goofiness of some of the cultural, religious, and political icons a lot of… Read full post »
Once again, the national breast beating continues uninterrupted after Americans read with horror about the actions of a deranged monster who decided to convert his rage into murder and mayhem. We again ask the same old questions: What is wrong with us? Why are we such a violent people? What ca… Read full post »
In a fascinating article in California Lawyer Magazine, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, he who regularly provides the most questions (as well as comic relief) during oral arguments before his court, argued, essentially, that “if it isn’t in the Constitution, it isn’t l… Read full post »
In an almost astonishing departure from no-holds-barred capitalism, China has discovered that if they are to continue their 30 year, double digit economic growth they must have to have consumers other then foreign customers for their exports: consumers like their own people.
With… Read full post »
There's no doubt the President hit a grand slam in the last 26 days of the 111th Congress. Obama's ratings have spiked significantly since being "shellacked" in the midterms. But since taking office in 2009, Obama has not been exactly sitting on his hands.
Herewith is a list of notable ac… Read full post »
On the far side of a summer river,
High up a steep bank covered
With fir and hemlock and spruce,
I heard the sound of breaking twigs
Interrupting the gentle air
Made visible to my ears.
A black bear… Read full post »
If you accept that that Tea Party (which is not a legitimate political party but an amorphous accumulation of frustrated, radical Know-Nothings who can’t feel whose hand is in their wallet pocket) isn’t a force to be reckoned with, you haven’t been paying attention.… Read full post »
So-called "liberals and progressives," which I take to mean Democrats who stand a little more to the left than, say, the Clintonistas of the 90's, have been pulling their hair out by the hank with this most recent "caving in " on the part of the Administration in order to… Read full post »
What's up with books? The business of book buying and selling is changing...and changing fast.
In the beginning was the word...
In the old days I used to buy a book in something called a book store. Usually it was in the neighborhood or downtown. Then Crown Books… Read full post »
It is a fair bet that sometime in the next 6 years - likely starting in 2012 - one or more of the Supreme Court Justices will retire. Ruth Badar Ginsburg will be 79 in 2012; Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy both will be 76; Steven Breyer will be… Read full post »
Can you believe it? FIFA, the governing body of international soccer has just awarded tiny little Qatar, a million and a half strong spec in the Persian Gulf, the World Cup Games in 2022 after no fewer personages than Bill Clinton, Morgan Freeman and US soccer star Landon Donovan made… Read full post »
There is an odd similarity between one of those marine bait balls you've undoubtedly (?) seen on one or another television natural history show and, most especially, what passes for American conservatism You know: those monster schools of herring or sardines that gather in tight clusters as… Read full post »
Ah! Next Thursday kicks off my 67th Thanksgiving. It is hard the imagine that 67 turkeys died for my gustatory benefit (and that doesn't even count all the Christmases!); but then how many cows and steers gave their lives that I might enjoy a mushroom and swiss burger now and then… Read full post »