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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Another lonely Halloween

Not a single Halloween visitor dropped by our domicile tonight. This is a culmination of a trend that started about 10 years ago, at which time we could count on at least three or four trick or treaters. As the visitors get fewer we, paradoxically, made a point of buying ever better candy for any […]

Bush up to the challenge

From Juan Cole: Iraq’s Katrina? The Army Corps of Engineers is worried that a dam north of Mosul will collapse. CBS warns, ‘ A catastrophic failure, engineers believe, could unleash a 60-foot-high wall of water that would be inundate Mosul – and flood Baghdad to a depth of 15 feet. The casualty count would be […]

Our liberal media

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. So they say anyway. Every day we see evidence that we haven’t been vigilant enough. Clear Channel Communications, which dominates radio in this country, has silently decreed that Bruce Springsteen’s new album will not be played on its stations. Apparently even its rather cryptic criticisms of our exalted […]

Another assault on a free press

Please take a few moments to sign this petition asking Congress to roll back the recently imposed postal rates that discriminate against small publications. We really don’t need a world in which the Nation has to pay more to ship its magazines than does People. This issue is to print journalism what net neutrality is […]

Chris Dodd out in front again

Chris Dodd has announced that he is going to vote against Mukasey: “Mr. Mukasey’s position that the President does not have to heed the law disqualifies him from being the chief attorney for the United States. We have seen for too long, and at great expense to our national security, an Administration that has systematically […]

The GGG attacks

It has been brought to my attention that the former head of the Selfish Voters of Groton Long Point PAC has launched a broadside against John Scott in a letter to the Editor of the New London Day. It was printed on Saturday, but I hadn’t heard about it until today. Diane Marley is upset […]

Gramma got it right

A tip of the hat to commenter Gramma (whoever she may be) who correctly predicted the Sox sweep. She must be a very perspicacious person.

New toy

My voice has gone silent this week because yesterday I bought a new Mac Powerbook at the Apple Store in Farmington (we are not hip enough to rate on in this area). I spent the better part of the evening and into the wee hours last night transferring files from my old Mac to the […]

Friday Night Music-The Four Seasons

Early sixties, pre-Beatles, summer days and nights on Hartford Avenue at Sound View Beach. This was the music coming from the juke box, at least that’s the way I remember it. That was from 65, post Beatles. Am I wrong, or are they just pretending to play those instruments? I always thought they were 4 […]

A Heckuva Press Conference

Some days you just feel like phoning it in, and this is one of those days. On such days it’s nice to have something to write about that is so absurd, so monumentally outrageous, that it practically writes itself. I know, you’re probably saying that’s been the case since January 20, 2001, but some days […]