President of Vice – uh, Vice-President Dick Cheney spoke to the Wyoming convention of Boys State, that venerable civic organization, Sunday. As usual, he lied: Active citizenship is a duty, it’s not a chore. Getting involved in public affairs, whether it’s local, state, or national, takes hard work, it takes discipline, and occasionally it takes […]
For the past several years, I’ve spent $47.75 every three months for a subscription to the local newspaper that claims it covers my community of about 2,300 people. Other than my town’s sports teams, it rarely does. So I dropped it. So I’m willing to give that quarterly $47.75, or $191 a year, to anyone […]
“I called it years ago. What I called is that you’re going to see more black faces, but there ain’t no English going to be coming out. â€¦ [It's about] being able to tell [Latin players] what to do – being able to control them,” he told the magazine.”Where I’m from, you can’t control us. […]
By Martin Bosworth This week I am front-paged on ConsumerAffairs.Com with a story that explores the blurred line between what we traditionally consider professional journalism, and the new democratized media of alternative news sites, bloggers, podcasters, and vloggers.
Drummer Stewart Copeland of rock icons The Police wasn’t particularly happy with the band’s performance in Vancouver as they began their first world tour in 23 years May 30th: “This is unbelievably lame,” Copeland wrote [in his blog at his web site] of last Wednesday’s show at the GM Place arena. “We are the mighty […]
We went to see Once yesterday, and I came to an annoying realization. First off, let’s get this out of the way: go see this movie right now. I guess it’s a musical, in that a huge portion of the film is conducted in song and that the music is essentially integrated into the narrative. […]
According to Deutsche Welle this morning, the official Chinese position on economic growth and global heating is that economic growth trumps global heating. “There is especially no research that details the economic impact of a two-degree restriction, nor what kind of influence such a target would bring on the development of each nation.” (Ma Kai, […]