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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Friday Night Music-Randy redux

Okay, I know I’ve done him before, but I’m a Randy Newman fanatic, and anyway, this has more than a a passing relevance to current events.

A missed opportunity, brought to you by the elusive search for “bi-partisanship”

During the election campaign Obama abandoned his previous opposition to off shore drilling. It was a patently political move, disappointed many, pleased no one, and fooled no one. If not for the desperation felt by so many to rid ourselves of all things Bush, it might very well have lost him 3 votes for every […]

Yet another reason not to eat at Ed’s Kitchen

Those of you from this part of the state that are familiar with Ed’s Kitchen, a “restaurant” located in Montville, are probably asking, “Why would I need yet another reason not to eat at Ed’s Kitchen, after all it’s a restaurant in Montville not located at a casino. Need one say more?” That is a […]

Bigots anonymous

According to Mother Jones, the Supreme Court is about to lay the groundwork for handing corporate America yet another weapon in its continuing campaign to complete its hostile takeover of America, once again in the name of free speech. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Doe v. Reed, a case from Washington […]

Same old same old?

Greg Palast sees stolen votes almost everywhere. Usually he’s right, so naturally he’s ignored. He has an interesting perspective on the Arizona Let’s Start a Police State law: What moved GOP Governor Jan Brewer to sign the Soviet-style show-me-your-papers law is the exploding number of legal Hispanics, US citizens all, who are daring to vote […]

Graham-the rerun

Lindsey Graham appears to have done a favor for the Democrats, by bowing out of the climate bill talks. His ostensible reason-that Reid may take immigration up first-makes no sense. Whatever his motivation for doing it now-and Digby probably nails it here-this moment was inevitable, and so far as I can see this is a […]

A modest proposal about a perfectly reasonable law

There are many who are criticizing Arizona’s new immigration law, but I am certainly not among them. As the New York Times describes it, it seems entirely reasonable to me: It requires police officers, “when practicable,” to detain people they reasonably suspect are in the country without authorization and to verify their status with federal […]

Friday Night Music-Sam Cooke

Several years ago I spent a good part of an evening trying to find Sam Cooke videos. They didn’t exist, at least not on youtube, except for music only videos, which are not allowed on this feature. I think I settled for Fats Domino, but I noted on the post that I had been frustrated […]

Generally speaking

Everyone has had fun watching Jon Stewart mocking Bernard Goldberg. Seems Bernie and company at Fox took umbrage at the way “liberals” generalized about tea party folks. Stewart agreed that it’s wrong to generalize, showed numerous clips of Goldberg and fox friends generalizing about liberals (which should include, I guess, the generalization that liberals engage […]

Could this really be happening?

The post immediately preceding this may in fact be proved wrong. Latest news is that the Republicans may actually be backing down on the financial regulation bill. If so it will be at least partly because the Democrats have been more aggressive this time around. I will confess here that I really don’t have much […]