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.
MY RECENT POSTS
March 09, 2014 08:20AM
- UKRAINE: You're being lied to
about this -- big time!
February 21, 2014 12:26AM
- OPEN CALL: I dreamed last
February 13, 2014 09:05AM
- The internet is such a
wonderful thing to make
February 06, 2014 06:25AM
- NEWS UPDATE: On the homeless
controversy in Eugene, OR
January 31, 2014 04:59PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I do Spanish
translations like that all the
time. My favorite
- “No choir boys in
international relations? The
irony of the
March 08, 2014 12:31PM
- “Things gotta be looking
March 07, 2014 10:37PM
- “The Achilles heel in
your argument is assuming that
March 06, 2014 04:11AM
- “Meanwhile the travesty
that calls itself the State
Oklahoma keeps on
March 05, 2014 11:40PM
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THE SCENE: An aerial view of a 50,000 square foot mansion along the beach in the Hamptons. There are a dozen helicopters parked on the grounds.
NEXT SHOT: We close in on two guys (Al and Frank) in tennis whites. They're in the doorway of the sports… Read full post »
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CIA has done it for decades, and now thanks to the internet -- you can too. Read full post »
Events in Syria have taken quite a dramatic turn in July. First, was the reported massacre of Palestinians aligned with the PLO in the capital of Damascus. This was a flag that Assad and the Baath Party were weak, as the PLO had taken a neutral position rega… Read full post »
Nobody can say that Kim Jong Un isn't making waves. The most recent news has him sacking his mentor, Gen. Ri Yong Ho, who has supposedly resigned for "health" reasons. In his place Kim has appointed General Hyon Yong Choi, a relative unknown. Widely seen as a way… Read full post »
I know the Chicago political machine quite well. I was born and raised in it. The politicians of Chicago think differently from many places in the United States. Boston is a close cousin, as is New York City. And regionally, these areas are quite different geogr… Read full post »
Yasir Arafat has been dead for almost eight years, and yet his ghost is threatening to start a third intifada on Israel's West Bank. A recent Al Jazeera investigation into Arafat's death in November, 2004 has revealed that significant traces of poloniu… Read full post »
I realize that I may not have been as open and descriptive of what I've been up to lately, but you could say that I've come into a position of being in huge political power in my state. Thanks to a lefty political group that shall not be named, I… Read full post »
What's with this 4th of July crap? I hate fireworks. Fireworks have sulphur oxide, and I'm allergic to that. And then I have to slave all day in the kitchen so I can serve an 'Merkan meal of BBQ spareribs, German potato salad, jalepeno cole slaw, and banana splits,… Read full post »
A lot of people have political power. They just don't realize that they have it. Power means you have to have a lot of education about the issue that you're deeply interested in. Power means that you have to exercise leadership, a rare elusive quality. You have to be a catalyst,… Read full post »
Brad Pitt, when asked why he would never run for Mayor of New Orleans replied, "I would never be elected. The voters would hate everything I stood for." Brat Pitt is a sissy compared to my politics. I love gay whales, treehuggers, Woodrow Wilson Progress… Read full post »
The 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act was a total surprise to just about everyone. Certainly if you had listened to the oral arguments of the justices as they heard the case argued, you would have been sure that Obamacare was a goner. J… Read full post »
I've collected a little grab bag of American political campaign secrets that they don't want you to know, and I've spilled the beans. Little folks like you shouldn't know garbage like this.
We'll start out with one of the jokes of the week. Bill Maher made a funny about the possibility… Read full post »
Last year things seemed to be going so well for the democratic and popular movements in the Middle East known as the Arab Spring. The self-immolation of the Tunisian fruit seller started a revolutionary blaze that extended from the Western Sahara to Turkmenistan. Tunisian a… Read full post »
As it's covered in the media, free trade policy is somewhere below pit bull breeding as an interest to the American public. When I say the words free trade, I can hear people say, "That's nice" before their eyes begin to glaze over and they fall asleep. And… Read full post »
I have no proof of anything that I'm blogging about because if I did, I'd probably be dead already. But it all makes horrible common sense.
One of the mysteries of the 21st Century is why America continues to do battle on the war on drugs. When the European… Read full post »
Preliminary results of the Wisconsin recall election indicate a 55%-44% win for Scott Walker. By any stretch of the imagination, this represents a major setback for progressive forces all over the United States. And just as the Spanish Civil War of 1938 was a dress rehearsal for World W… Read full post »
When most people think of the Great Depression, they think of the year 1929 when the stock market crashed. However, if us oldsters actually talked to our parents or grandparents, we'd find that people somehow managed to survive the 1929-31 period more or less well. The year 1931 was… Read full post »
This blog is not about Rahm Emanuel. It's about his spirit that I channeled almost immediately when I got back from Mexico. I'd been in town only a few hours, when a neighbor gave me an invite to a local art center where one of my favorite photographers was holding… Read full post »
Nothing much big happening this week. Just piddly little stuff. So, I'm going to draw some numbers out of the hat and give you their run down.
Surprise, surprise, surprise. The current period is entering a little late, but more or less exactly where I thought it would be… Read full post »
May Day has come and gone, and in many respects, the Occupy protests this month were just pale imitations of what occurred in November. And supporters of the movement appear to have put a happy face on a diminished presence. There are a number of factors that account… Read full post »
I live in Mexico, so I don't get to experience the cacaphony and barrage of media extravaganza and spectacle that is the US mass media. It's my observation that for the most part, Americans are insular people, unaware of their greater global surroundings. Many Ameri… Read full post »
Bullish sentiments in the worldwide stock market were taken for a rude awakening by a double clap of thunder emanating from France and the Netherlands over the weekend. First, the defeat of French President Nicholas Sarkozy seems almost certain. He's the first French president in history to f… Read full post »
I've said for some time that China was an accident waiting to happen. First, we have the exponential growth of the Chinese economy since the time of Deng Xiaoping that overturned the social contract established under the old governmental system established by Mao Tse Tung. … Read full post »
Mitt Romney and the Republican Party seem to be channeling Soviet nostalgia, and well they might. The death of communism has not been good overall to the health of the conservative movement, and oddly enough -- Karl Marx is one of the sharpest political theorists now to expl… Read full post »
I started out on my journey to the long lost cave paintings of San Borjita, but I didn't have the foggiest idea of how much trouble I'd actually be getting into.
When your truck has its second flat tire in the middle of the desert, and you wander for a… Read full post »
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