North of Hollywood
- North Hollywood, California,
- December 14
- Peter Winkler is the author of Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel (Barricade Books, 2011). Filmmaker Philippe Mora writes, "I knew Dennis Hopper in his wild days and his sober days, and this book captures the man in his many incarnations. Winkler's deeply researched biography of Hopper is the definitive book on this live wire who lived on the high wire." Winkler has written for a variety of publications, including Filmfax, The Huffington Post, and Playboy. Winkler graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles.
MY RECENT POSTS
- If the Democrats run Hillary,
they deserve to lose
March 02, 2015 03:49AM
- Hillary and Obama
December 29, 2014 10:02PM
- Iraq, the forever war
November 12, 2014 02:56PM
- Obama's relentless right turn
November 12, 2014 02:26PM
- Why Democrats lost the
November 07, 2014 01:24PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Heh heh.”
February 01, 2015 01:40PM
- “Rated. I'm sure that
what you endured seemed almost
endurance when it
January 20, 2015 04:21PM
- “I respectfully disagree.
No one who is
January 06, 2015 01:09AM
- “It's good to be king, or
in Hillary's case, queen. Like
December 29, 2014 09:19PM
- “And Hillary Clinton
promises to give us more of
November 12, 2014 04:11PM
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Matt Taibbi's latest blog post is one you might easily miss during the rush of the last-minute Xmas frenzy, but it is a must read. In one piece, Taibbi delightfully ridicules David Brooks' servility to power and demolishes the Manichean rationale for our post-WWII foreign wars that Brooks and other p… Read full post »
For some regrettable reason or other, British writers began using the word "whinge" in place of the word "whine" several years ago, or at least that's when I first began noticing it. I've seen it used on a few blogs here, but its use in the subtitle of Stephanie… Read full post »
At Ruthless.com, Matt Cale delivers an angry eulogy for the death of Obama's Presidency.
Instead of, say, staking his entire presidency on the most pressing issue of our time, he has been content to hide under the couch until the gutless slobs in the Senate spew mediocrity from their Big… Read full post »
As if to prove my last post about conservatives' disdain for inteligence, allow me to present Exhibit 1.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Andy Martin, whose press release reads:
(NEW YORK)(December 17, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent "Internet Powerhouse" Andy Martin will hold a… Read full post »
I was listening to conservative Dennis Prager's talk show today for a few minutes, because a few minutes is usually all I can stand of the conservatives' bizarro world mentality.
Prager was humping one of the conservative playbook's greatest hits - wisdom is better than intelligence.
Prager had a gue… Read full post »
I loved Quentin Tarentino's debut film Reservoir Dogs. His subsequent films have all been increasingly disappointing. I was once trying to find something on satellite TV to watch at 3 AM, and saw that Jackie Brown was about to start, so, being the only alternative to nothing, I gave it a… Read full post »
There used to be a newsstand called Bernie's Newsstand behind the Sav-On drugstore in Studio City, California.
As a teenager perusing the magazines and paperback books, I once picked up a gag Christmas card.
On the front, it said, "For the 12 days of Christmas, everything's all peace and good will… Read full post »
It's not much of an exaggeration to say that Andrew Sullivan devotes a significant portion of his daily blog to attacks against Sarah Palin. Today is a good day for pathological Palinphobes, since Christopher Hitchens is out of the dugout and is throwing knuckle balls at Palin today.
I don't su… Read full post »
A post on the Huffington Post by one Robert Creamer begins:
"Like many Progressives, I disagreed with President Obama's decision to increase the number of American troops deployed to Afghanistan. But Progressives must not lose sight of the fact, that though we may disagree with this particular decis… Read full post »
I'm going to make an admission here that won't win me any popularity contests.
I don't care about Afghanistan.
And neither do you.
The fate of other countries and their inhabitants only means somehing to us if they can threaten our comfort and safety, or if they can provide us with… Read full post »
Has Harlan Ellison has reached the Bette Davis point in his 75-year-old existence? For those of you who don't know, Bette Davis reached a low point in her career in he early '60s where she was not even getting offers of work. Against the advice of friends, Davis placed an ad… Read full post »
You know, properly understood, the act of prayer is not an act of will, but an act of submission. Well, so too the vote, which is secular democracy's answer to the prayer. I know the popular civics texts tell us that the bosses work for us, that our little Republic… Read full post »
Lou Dobbs humped two issues on his CNN TV show every day for several years: the scourge of illegal immigration and the corporate outsourcing of American jobs.
Dobbs recently resigned his show and is testing the waters for a 2012 presidential candidacy. Dobbs gave an interview to the Spanish-language… Read full post »
Sarah Palin supposedly conducted her book tour by travelling on a campaign bus from city to city.
A caller to talk radio guest host Nicole Sandler, subbing for Randi Rhodes, said that at least if we're going to escalate the war in Afghanistan, she's glad that at least Obama is doing it instead of John McCain. To which Sandler added something like, "I know! Can you imagine if… Read full post »
Bryan pratama writes a post full of misconceptions and bad advice recommending colon cleansing supplements. His post needs an enema: it is full of crap. Waste matter doesn't accumulate and stay in your colon unless you never defecate. Waste matter doesn't release poisonous gases. Even if gas is gener… Read full post »
Conservatism is an ugly form of reactionary stubbornness that
refuses to recognize reality.
Self-published author Mick Rooney writes:
The amount of traditionally published books vastly outnumbers self-published books. So look at this way – there are more poor quality traditional books in our world than self-published books. Bear in mind as well that traditionally publish… Read full post »
On June 28, 2007, Andrew Sullivan explained why we won't succeed in Iraq. Simply substitute Afghanistan for Iraq.
"Without any coherent government, without sectarian reconciliation, this kind of thing will continue in the power vacuum. The U.S. military is doing everything it can, but it cannot perfo… Read full post »
"To many people who feel marginalized and left behind, Palin’s brashness seems to represent clarity when in fact she represents ignorance."
This brief story in Newsweek about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee contains an astonishing revelation I didn't hear mentioned in the radio commentary I've heard today concerning Holder's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a U.S. criminal court.
Ann Coulter offered the comment, "...what is the threat posed by the religious right, precisely? Is the nation in danger of having its coarseness removed? When anal sex, oral sex and premarital sex are all gleefully laughed about on prime-time TV, the perill of religious values infecting the culture… Read full post »
Frank Schaeffer's exhortation at the end of this interview for Obama's critic's on the left to stop "sniping" and support him before it's too late is nonsense. The religious extremists who hate Obama are irrational. Their erroneous beliefs and claims about Obama, from his citizenship to h… Read full post »
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