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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Business as usual

I, of course, don’t know the whole back-story on this. Maybe, really, truly, the guy wasn’t encouraged to resign. But isn’t it time that the Obama folks just started saying “fuck you” to these people, instead of throwing their own under the bus?

Friday Night Music

I came upon this song in a sort of haphazard way. I was listening to Eric Clapton and B.B. King in my car, and I was taken with their version of Come Rain or Come Shine. Unfortunately, as I suspected, it was not to be found in video form, so I decided to look for […]

Another fauxpology

Monica Crowley “apologizes” for her offensive and illogical tweet (“To a Man?”) regarding Sandra Fluke’s engagement: Regret my tweeted question caused a stir. I certainly & unequivocally apologize to Sandra & anyone else I offended. Not my intention. This comes slightly closer to being an apology than the Zimmerman fauxpology, but when properly translated, it […]

Yet, these people rule our world

Does this guy even know he’s being mocked? The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Don McLeroy Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive Speaking of which, does this guy even know he’s being mocked? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Inside […]

Pay that word overtime

One of my favorite passages from Alice in Wonderland: When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said […]

Rotten to the core, but I just can’t quit ’em

Yesterday I tried to download an app from Apple and was met with one of those ghastly new security requirements that require you to answer pre packaged security questions. As they point out here, the questions are incredibly stupid, even stupider than those my bank makes me answer. Naturally, there’s no way you can be […]

Media lies on social security

One of the reasons I started this blog was to combat, in my own small way, the Bush attack on social security. I educated myself on the issue quite a bit. Back then, it looked like Bush was going to succeed in privatizing the system, with help from folks like Lieberman and little resistance from […]

English Lesson

We are told by the press that George Zimmerman apologized to Trayvon Martin’s parents yesterday. It is a curious thing: people, meaning the press, who live by words, so often seem to have no idea what they mean. The word was used in today’s Day, Times and Globe, and was all over the internet yesterday. […]

Friday Night Music

It’s increasingly the case, more’s the pity, that these videos are suggested by the obituaries, and I’m not talking about Dick Clark. Levon Helm, of the Band died yesterday so the choice is made. My personal favorite Band song is I Shall Be Released, but as Helm doesn’t sing on that one, at least not […]

Why a bill doesn’t become law

When I read this article this morning, it struck me that it is in many ways emblematic of what is so wrong with the country at the moment: Colleges would be barred from spending taxpayer money on advertising, marketing, and recruiting under a Senate bill that targets for-profit institutions. The 15 largest for-profits, including Apollo […]