Monthly Archives: January 2009

Announcing a Project

New stuff is happening in my life almost faster than I can process it, and I’m Taking Action to help myself with that. I’m starting two new blogs and asking for your help to keep me going (no $ involved). … Continue reading

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Best ‘Shaving Cream’ Also the Least Expensive

For whatever reason, I’m one of those guys who can’t shave with an electric shaver.  I’ve tried them all, and they all tear my face to shreds, with little red spots all over (especially on my neck) quickly followed by … Continue reading

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Why I Hate O’Brien Auto Park

When I moved ‘permanently’ to Spain, I sold my wonderful old 1999 Saab 9-5 Sportswagon to a friend. After all, why should I keep a car in the states and pay for insurance, parking and keeping it maintained? I was … Continue reading

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Reaction to the Burris Appointment

Mencken famously noted that “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” As I recall, at the time he was writing about the advertising industry, but current events confirm its general applicability. Or maybe it’s not … Continue reading

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Gideon Levy on the Israeli Invasion of Gaza

Haaretz reporter and editorial board member Gideon Levy, a strong critic of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians in general and Gaza in particular had this to say in today’s paper: This war, perhaps more than its predecessors, is exposing the … Continue reading

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Bush The Liberator

Olberman has this commentary on the Bush legacy: My favorite Bush quote from the whole thing: And for those who claim that we’re “teaching to test,” Unh hunh. We’re teaching a child to read so he or she can pass … Continue reading

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Armed Security Guards

There’s a disturbing story by Linda Milazzo at AlterNet relating her near-fatal encounter with an armed Brinks guard at her local Albertson’s store in California.  She nearly bumped into the guard as she was on her way into the store … Continue reading

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