Bob Higgins

Bob Higgins
Dayton, Ohio, US
August 17
Worldwide Sawdust
Lifelong liberal of the Tom Paine wing. Marine Vietnam vet Have worked as a photographer, cab driver, bartender, carpenter and cabinetmaker I've seen it all. I'm getting old. Somebody get me a glass of water.

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I read a piece last night by Jason Linkins at Huff Post in which he describes the experience of CNN correspondent Michael Ware and Ware's difficulty in dealing with the memory of the death of a presumably innocent young Iraqi… Read full post »

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The current hoo-hah over President Obama's public statement of the obvious, that Muslims have the same rights as everyone else, to worship, to speak, to petition the government for redress, to get jiggy, and just about whatever, Dude, has had the media,… Read full post »

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Sharron Angle, the Tea Bagger running against Harry Reid for the Senate in Nevada says that we should use Augusto Pinochet's model of privatization as a guide for reforming our social security system.

Yes, Pinochet, the infamous fascist dictator and… Read full post »

Originally posted at my site Bob Higgins

Before I had a chance to finish my first cup of coffee this morning I was swatted with the news (from Al Jazeera) that Iraq says we "must stay until 2020."

This shocking news came from Lieutenant General Babaker Zerbari and therein… Read full post »

AUGUST 10, 2010 12:18PM

Light Sweet Crude… and Cookies

Originally posted at my site Bob Higgins

I turned on the news this morning and instantly received my first commercial message of the day.

You've probably seen it, it's a pitch from Time Warner which offers up well scrubbed "employees" who spend thirty seconds or so reading a script… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 8, 2010 9:42PM

Disappearing Oil and Gulf Seafood: Passing the Sniff Test

Originally posted at my site Bob Higgins

For the last several days I've watched and read a steady stream of media coverage on the miraculous disappearance of more than a hundred million gallons of oil from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Since the Deepwater Horizon… Read full post »

JUNE 14, 2010 3:56PM

A Gusher of Light Sweet Terror

Originally posted at my site Bob Higgins

“We need to be realistic about operating in a mile of water”
Tony Hayward, the cherubic little weasel who serves as the front man for British Petroleum, BP, Beyond Pathetic or whatever they are calling their 'brand' this… Read full post »
Originally posted at my site Bob Higgins

Among today’s top stories is yesterday’s sudden flushing of the Little Missouri and Caddo rivers in Arkansas. Flash flooding caused by unusually torrential rains swept through the river course raising the level from a normal of

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OCTOBER 8, 2009 10:41PM

The Same Old Monkey Bars


The chicken hawks of Fox and the GOP have beaten the drums incessantly in the last few days for a major troop increase in Afghanistan. One of their agreed upon talking points has been to attempt to make the case that if we leave, the dread al Qaeda will once again… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2009 8:47AM

The Next Greatest Threat

Over the last several years as more people, organizations and governments began to take the prospect of global warming and human influenced climate change more seriously there has arisen a kind of 60 cycle background hum over the potential dangers of social unrest, disease, famine and mass movements… Read full post »

JANUARY 27, 2009 2:15PM

War on Terror? Torture? Prosecute Us?

There is an ongoing debate over the closing of America's most notorious detainment/torture center at Guantanamo and the legality and efficacy of using torture to extract "information" from detainees in that and other facilities.

In a piece in this morning's Washington Post titled Torture? ProsRead full post »

JANUARY 25, 2009 1:55PM

"Bipartisanship" is not the Holy Grail

Harry Truman in a "bipartisan" moment with Lauren Bacall, a staunch liberal Democrat. This is about as "bipartisan as Harry got."

Last week was exhilarating for Democrats and, judging by the international media, for people all over the planet who have suffered for nearly a decade from the misg… Read full post »

Fifty years ago today I was halfway through my sophomore year at WE Stebbins High, an almost completely segregated school in the almost completely segregated city of Dayton, Ohio, a town said at the time to be a southern city that happened to be north of the Mason Dixon line.… Read full post »

Photo: Some presidents get high schools named after them, others get highways and bridges. What does George W. Bush get? A sewage plant! Through a brilliant plan hatched in a bar, SF voters may be able to name the Oceanside Water Pollution Plant after our current president, George W., in Novem… Read full post »
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NOVEMBER 4, 2008 12:13PM

Live-blogging or something in Ohio

 Update 11:02

Barack Obama with his high school basketball team. Can you pick him out. He stood out as a player and a leader even then.
Illinois Senator Barack Obama has been elected… Read full post »

I voted Friday in Ohio and although at times in my life I have cast an occasional vote for a local Republican candidate, this time I reverted to my roots and voted like an old fashioned straight ticket Democrat.

My Grandfathers would both be proud.… Read full post »

During the 1968 election, one of the keystones of Dick Nixon's campaign was his "plan to end the war in Vietnam." Of course he had no real plan, or, if he did it was a poor one, evidenced by the fact that the war dragged on for seven brutal years after… Read full post »

Last night's debate between six term Senator Joe Biden and the former Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. What I saw and heard:

Joe Biden was a picture of confidence and self assurance. He took the stage with over three decades of experience in the Senate and… Read full post »

John Sidney McCain III made his first national "executive" decision a few weeks ago. He chose a person who was singularly unqualified to hold even city wide office to be his (and, unfortunately, our) Vice President.

I think that single decision shows us who John Sidney III

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OCTOBER 1, 2008 4:05PM

It's the Court that Makes the King

Illustration from: The Fata Morgana files, pt. 17
"I believe if we had, and would, keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-crooked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. That they design and want. That they… Read full post »