History happens to ordinary people. Leaders and other supposed great men and women make their grand pronouncements and pose for the cameras, but ordinary people feel the effects of history when it crashes down on them – or when they knock down the first domino. United 93 is an enourmously affecting and effective piece. I […]
Thirteen of the nation’s most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran “gravely irresponsible” and warning that such action would have “disastrous consequences for the security of the United States and the world.” Remember Sy Hersh’s New Yorker articles? A government consultant with […]
Reading List 4-20-06 Exception to the Rulers CD set Crashing the Gate Amercan Theocracy (just finished!) I Will Beat Witness Friendly Fascism No Place to Hide How I Made 100 Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime Failed States Exception to the Rulers book Hegemony or Survival The Attractor Factor Feet to the Fire […]
Talked with Karen this morning which managed to include the malaprop ‘self-defecating’ and the plural of the word ‘scotum’ (which would be ‘scrota’). She said she’s feeling the gas prices and trying to car pool in to work in San Diego. She noticed the same thing I am. NOBODY IS SUGGESTING WE USE LESS GAS. […]
Lawyers for a woman who was spanked in front of her co-workers as part of what her employer said was a camaraderie-building exercise asked a jury Wednesday for at least $1.2 million for the humiliation she claimed to have suffered. Wow. This sounds so Catholic: Employees were paddled with rival companies’ yard signs as part […]
I always remember Annie Sprinkle’s advice: ‘First, invite over a bunch of friends that you’ve always wanted to have sex with.’ Here’s a guide. Hosting an orgy is like hosting any party, except with ample fresh towels, lubricants, and nowadays bowls of condoms every six square feet.
The CIA has conducted more than 1,000 clandestine flights in Europe since 2001, and some of them secretly took away terror suspects to countries where they could face torture, European Union lawmakers said yesterday.
New York Times diagram illustrating how the war on terror could cost us over a trillion dollars.
I always remember the grainy video images of Chernobly and the feeling that finally the evil Soviet Union had screwed up and that they were letting their own people die and keeping the world unaware while they tried to contain the situation. I vaguely recall American scientists going over and ‘saving the day.’ The 1,000 […]
Not sure if posted about this or not. Here’s the scoop.