AS THE SUN SETS SLOWLY IN THE WEST
- alienation, discontent
- September 16
- Making trouble whenever possible
- virgin novelist, middle school teacher for the morally handicapped, government bureaucrat, most famous unknown photographer in LA, PhD dropout, coat hanger sorter, presidential campaign worker, sewer worker, and retired guy -- but not in that order.
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are beginning to
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Amy, I'm not
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The town is empty
The Marines are off fighting the wars.
The cast of fascist fools parades across the screen.
But not to worry. We can change the channel.
There are no drugs.
What else is there to do?
Happiness is elusive while we watch the football games.
Weimar… Read full post »
Every year in Mexico is different, and this year's journey s has had more twists than usual. Not all of them were bad, but it's certainly been a mixed bag. Our journey south was one of the better ones we've made in some time, partly because we took more time in… Read full post »
The GOP has significant cultural fractures within it that it's very successfully managed to override until now. And the ability to compromise on some social issues (like DADT), and truly bipartisan objectives in foreign policy in no way negates the fact that the Grand Old Party will… Read full post »
If I was a better poker player, I would have seen the tell. Remember when I was absolutely furious at Barack Obama? Well, I'm kinda mad at the POTUS, but I'm willing to admit that he's one smart cookie and that in his position he knows stuff that I don't know. … Read full post »
Some day when I'm computer literate, this blog will be filled with wonderful pictures, and I'll get 10,ooo hits on this site. But I'm not. So I will have to tell you the story of Stinky the old fashioned way, without illustration.
In the beginning there was Catso Ratso, a big… Read full post »
Things are a little weird, because usually people are happy enough to take us in, even when we have Stinky. Stinky is the executive cat, the bon vivant of the cat set. And the little woman has taken it upon herself to subject the animal shaped like a bear to cruel… Read full post »
0-2. It means that any team starting its season like this is off to a bad start. In the case of the White House, it's just another sign of a president who appears to be over his head. First we have the grand capitulation of President Obama to the Republicans on… Read full post »
It's about time I sat down and wrote you this letter. Your relationship with me is on thin ice. I've been watching, and I'm having a major change of heart. If I was a loner, and I was writing to you on crayon with a grocery bag, the Secret Service might… Read full post »
I'll bet it would be big time fun going to Vegas with Dr. Evil, I mean Kim Jong Il. I mean, after all there'd be an unlimited bank account to do high rolling. I could play in a million dollar baccarat game, and I'd get all the high class hot and… Read full post »
Paul Krugman has a very short squib on his blog that refers you to a 6100+ word essay by Bradford De Long, an economics professor at Berkeley. The piece is pretty technical, laying out the failures of the Obama administration to effectively deal with the calamities of the Great Recession in… Read full post »
I have to give credit to the little woman. KA came up with this idea by reading a very good biography of Elizabeth I. I immediately bit on it, and I phoned about ten people on my rolodex. Thanks to some good atmospherics, we had a meeting of about forty… Read full post »
There's really only one word to describe the whole, sad situation. Maybe this is President Obama's version of what Bill Clinton did with Don't Ask Don't Tell when he was first elected in 1993. In other words, maybe it's some campaign promise that he made to a special interest group to… Read full post »
I sure hope he isn't dead. The last time something like this happened, it was my grandmother. I suppose it didn't turn out so good for her, but you never know. She told me everything was all right in a dream the moment she died in Ohio.
And I want to… Read full post »
No, I'm not talking about The 700 Club. I'm talking about a roughly two hour video just put out on the net by The Economist at its Buttonwood Gathering, and I'm a computer dummy so Google fiscal crisis simulation: faking failure. It just shows five really bigtime Washington, DC bigshots sitting… Read full post »
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, old new lefty was very young old new lefty. To tell you a deep, dark secret that I've never ever revealed to you before -- old new lefty actually started out as a Young Republican. This happened so long ago that it… Read full post »
Frank Rich of the New York Times has spilled the beans as to why the Ds should welcome with open arms some of the loonier tunesters of the Tea Party. The dirty little secret is -- that Rand Paul and Sharron Angle might actually help the left wing of the Democratic… Read full post »
It's time to put on my wizard hat and make some predictions about what could happen in the next two years, or even next week. Knowing the way the future works, I'll probably be wrong. And you can come back after a while and point out how foolish I've been, but… Read full post »
My Fellow Americans,
I owe the Tea Party a great debt of gratitude. I really mean it. I'd like to thank that Neanderthal throwback Sharron Angle for alerting me to this, as well as her even more stupid and bizarre cousin, Christine O'Donnell. And of course, I can't forget The Mother… Read full post »
I had a very detailed dream last night, and unfortunately parts of it were probably true. But I want to start by talking about method acting. From what I know, method actors must first immerse themselves in the character and situation that they're portraying, and if this means getting int… Read full post »
I learned a lot about spying through my father-in-law of Wife #1. Amos Sentman came from a struggling group of German speaking farmers in Southern Illinois, and he enlisted in the Army at a very early age in the 1920s. His first overseas posting was in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia,… Read full post »
Things did not start out well. I held a fundraiser at my house for Pat Riggs-Henson, a candiate from Springfield for Lane County, Oregon Commissioner. My wife (who's really the organizer) was in charge of notifying people, but the college kids moved in and in the process, they reduced our… Read full post »
In Bob Woodward's book on the war, Barack Obama is quoted saying something to the effect that we're really involved in Afghanistan to fight the cancer in Pakistan. All over the world last night, the big news was that yet another NATO fuel convoy had been attacked and burned. Suspicions ar… Read full post »
I'm lying about the names and places, but everything else was real.
Living in Chicago or any other big city can wear you down to a fine grey powder by the end of the week, and this week was no exception. The little woman reminded me that we had a party… Read full post »
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech before the UN General Assembly was a doozy.
In a sparsely attended hall, the President of Iran began his speech, but when he started going on about the 9/11 conspiracy theories of how the US government stage managed the crash of the airplanes into the World Trade… Read full post »
As if Glenn Beck and the Tea Party didn't have enough to worry about, what with the youth vote activated by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, now they have new worries with the activation of the gay and Hispanic communities, thanks to the GOP rejection of the military appropriations act that… Read full post »
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