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Archive for January, 2006

Mary Matalin Is Almost Convincing

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Transcript here. The caption beneath her name read “Republican strategist.” Few with any sense of shame would admit to anything resembling that, but Mary is nothing if not loyal and earnest– even if her shtick is embarrasingly transparent and, yes, well, tired. In between guffaws I marvelled at the always-amusing spectacle of the Matalin-Carville media [...]

Obviously A Conspiracy To Silence Me!

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

This site was down for a period this morning. No one knows why. Everything appears to be back to normal (or, at least, average) for the time being, so leave the panicking to me.

Anderson Cooper: More Geraldo Rivera Than Ted Koppel

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Harry Shearer reports on Anderson Cooper reporting on New Orleans. Make sure to scroll down and read the comments and Shearer’s replies.

“The Government Of George W. Bush Is Not A Dictatorship, But…”

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

The Nation‘s Jonathan Schell weighs in on Constitutional abuses by the Bush administration.

Stop Press! Tom Verlaine Disses Neil Diamond!

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

And once the dust settles, guess who comes out of the fray with the Verlaine seal of approval?

“Give Me A Reason To Switch [Back] And I’m Outta Here”

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Dave Winer goes into detail on Mac vs. Windows issues and talks more about Apple’s “scandalous misuse” of RSS for Photocasting.

I’ll Do Anything For The Worker Except Become One, Kids

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Upon word that Ted Kennedy is publishing a childrens’ book, the wags come out of the woodwork to contribute art for the dust jacket. [link courtesy Wonkette].

“An Appalling Abuse Of State Power”

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Christopher Hitchens presents this Huffington Post rant regarding the NSA spying issue.

Trash Tuesday: Kate, Scarlett, T, A…

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Some people have bad hair days. Other people have more important, further-south stuff to fret about. I didn’t watch the Golden Globes because I got sucked into multiple hours of 24 and my TiVo units can only record 4 other things at the same time. Yes, it’s a burden. That means I missed this. Drat.

Leta “Spectacularly Normal” Alert!

Monday, January 16th, 2006

It’s not man-bites-dog material, but it’s still great news from Dooce. By the way, Heather/Dooce is a fulltime stay-at-home mom and her geek hubby Jon was laid off last year. All I can say is 1) click on all the ads on all Dooce pages and 2) send money. I gain nothing from this, other [...]