Blame It On Steinski

Randy Newman’s new single

Read More

The film clip that kept me sane during the darkest days of the Republican regime. Re-posted in new, improved high-rez format

When things in the US seemed even worse than they are now – around the time of the 2004 Republican convention in NYC, when they were preparing to steal the election for the second time, and bragging about it – my state of rage and depression reached a fever pitch. Someone sent me a link to a film clip by Matt Lenski, who at the time was a producer/director for MTV. He’d done a piece against the…

Read More

This is news to me

Introducing, a site completely in… japanese. If you read japanese, kindly let me know what this is…

Read More

My Mom Wrote A Book!

A moment for a little bit of family logrolling:

My mom grew up in Berlin, as the Nazis were taking over Germany and getting ready for the Holocaust. She’s written (along with three friends), a fine book called ~and Then There Were Four: Berlin Memories – 1930s And Beyond , about what it was like in the schools, on the streets, and at home while civilization crumbled.

My mom’s a good…

Read More

The Best Government Money Can Buy

The dog’s breakfast that is electoral politics in the U.S. is, at base, a simple, market-oriented process.

1) It costs millions of dollars to run for almost any national political office.

2) Anyone running for national office – no matter how idealistic they may be when they begin – must raise a whole lot of money, unless thay have millions of their own to blow.

3) In order to raise…

Read More