Mar. 29, 2010 2:25 pm
Addressing the question: Do these pants make me look stupid? Global warming notwithstanding, it’s getting hotter in America. And really nasty. Never have people on low or fixed incomes so vocally defended the interests of executives with seven or eight-figure incomes, by hurling snarky comments and insults at elected officials and demonstrating against their own interests.
The crazy... Read More
Mar. 22, 2010 1:51 pm
During the U.S. Congressional health care reform vote Sunday night leaders on both sides were sending out Twitter messages by the thousands; each side telling recipients to disregard messages from the other side because they were lying. It’s another example of how technology/new media changes everything. So, is a lie still a lie if it’s a tweet?
Earlier in the day, according to The Hill , a... Read More
Mar. 16, 2010 4:15 pm
“ The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt ,” wrote the British philosopher , historian , and social critic Bertrand Russell .
With no disrespect to Mr. Russell, who died 40 years ago at the age of 97, I’m usually skeptical about someone explaining “the trouble with the world” in a single sentence, but really impressed when it appears... Read More
Mar. 8, 2010 1:10 pm
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free . – John 8:32
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad . – Aldous Huxley
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple . – Oscar Wilde
You’ve got to admit old John, Aldous and Oscar knew what they were talking about when it came to the truth. They’re all dead now, of course, but I wonder what... Read More
Mar. 1, 2010 12:26 pm
By all indications, people are getting screwed over. It's happening thanks to banks, insurance companies, oil companies, airlines, organized religion, drug companies, the stock market, credit card companies, tax assessors, cable companies, public utilities, our lawyers, someone else's lawyers, product tampering, tainted meat, Halliburton, Blackwater, and some guy whose name you can't remember.... Read More