Probably my favorite ad on TV right now – I think it’s even better than the much-vaunted Old Spice campaign.
American neocons openly express the hope that any Iranian response to the Israeli attack would trigger full-scale U.S. war against Iran.
What's a nice little gringa like me doing at a protest like this? A white middle-class suburbanite's manifesto
by Pollyanna Sunshine I have been thinking about this question a lot the past couple of days, due to the reactions I’ve been getting from family members and old friends and colleagues who are not quite sure why I’m suddenly getting worked up enough about SB 1070 to take to the streets–even though they all […]
Just because. Happy Saturday.
In the spring of 1994, I was a junior studying electrical engineering at Penn State. I had two general education credits left if I was going to graduate in four years, but I figured that it was time to try and sign up for HIST143, The History of Fascism and Nazism, taught by Jackson J. […]
The Financial Times weekend edition has a good magazine section that generally doesn’t make it into the US edition. Which is too bad, because US readers will miss Ed Luce’s very good piece today on the long term decline of America’s middle class. The FT has probably done the best job of any newspaper in […]
Like everyone else, I have mixed feelings about the Clintons. The ambition, the self-absorption, the whole lot. I suppose if Hilary were president, things wouldn’t be that different from what they are now, although we would undoubtedly be stuck with the odious Mark Penn. But in one very important respect they shine: Chelsea. She’s a […]
I never found much point in shouting “Bush’s War”. Maybe i take the whole Constitutional Republic thing too seriously, but i will argue until the end of time that both Afghanistan and Iraq are our wars. We elected the jackass. We reelected the jackass. And the Democratic Party never lifted a finger to stop any […]
The Colorado Crusading Rockies: why is the club's religious mandate such a huge secret in its own hometown?
Here in a few weeks my company is taking all the employees to a Colorado Rockies game. All of us except me, that is – I’ll be begging off for reasons that I feel like I’ve hashed through a million times. I will no doubt be afforded several more chances to explain why I refuse […]
I’ve always admired the works of Damon Runyon. Drawing on the people he observed every day in Brooklyn, he created fictional characters that seemed more real than people I really know. There’s even an adjective to describe people who look like the characters in a Damon Runyon story: Runyonesque. I always wanted to be Runyonesque. […]
by Pollyanna Sunshine While federal Judge Susan Bolton’s injunction on 7/29/10 has blocked implementation of a few of the most Draconian and egregiously unconstitutional provisions of SB 1070, effectively putting them on hold until the relevant cases can work their way through the legal system, the state has already appealed that decision and will be […]
by Pollyanna Sunshine Many people across the nation and a heck of a lot of folks in Arizona who are celebrating (or lamenting) Judge Susan Bolton’s decision today seem to be under the impression that SB 1070 is now dead or at least on hold until the relevant cases have a fair chance to work […]
As a result of the unauthorized publication of nearly 1100 private emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in November, 2009, five separate inquiries were empaneled to look into whether or not the CRU researchers had committed research misconduct, broke Freedom of Information laws, or inappropriately biased the results of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report […]
The Scrogues – a fair percentage of them anyway – had a lively conversation recently. Though not a consensus, the “we’re fucked and it really doesn’t matter” contingent beat the (nonexistent) “the Dems will fix it if we just elect enough of them” contingent like the tortoise trounced Achilles. I know, sad. Where’d all the […]
by Pollyanna Sunshine In her Tuesday column in the Arizona Republic website, columnist Laurie Roberts noted that We are now less than 48 hours until Senate Bill 1070 becomes the law of the state – unless, of course, Judge Susan Bolton nixes the whole thing. . . Already, the barricades are up at the Sandra […]
Now this, this sounds like a great place to work. (I’ll post the entire text of the ad a) in case it disappears, and b) because it seems to be posted a number of places online.) TRUTH AND HONESTY WRITERS AND EDITORS (East Denver) Wanted – Editors/Writers To Sift Through 10 Years Of Our Truth […]