Monthly Archives: September 2012

9/11 and the New York Times today

Today being 9/11, I note that the New York Times has fired a last broadside across the bow of George W Bush. On the Op Ed page, Kurt Eichenwald, who has written extensively about the ‘war on terror’, claims to have read a number of Presidential Daily Briefings from the days leading up to 9/11 and concludes that Bush and […]

Eleventh Anniversary of 9/11

Eleven years ago, September 11 was also a Tuesday and a big day for me. I showed up for my first day of work at an IT support job with offices on Wall Street. An amazing blue sky greeted me as I got on the train that day. My office was right across the street […]

Homage to Olbermann Update

I posted about this last month. On July 26, Harry Reid announced that he had been told that Presidential candidate  Romney hadn’t paid anything in income taxes for Ten years. Romney denied this, but refused to release any more tax returns. And he hasn’t revealed a complete form yet, since the one set of returns […]

A Republican Plan for recovery rejected by the GOP

I haven’t gone rogue here. This is a plan that’s been around for a couple of years now. It bears no resemblance to the plan purportedly being advanced by Romney/Ryan. There are plenty of tax cuts for the wealthy in the plan being advanced by Willard Mitt, but there are no matching sticks for the […]

Crap Republicans (apparently) believe

Okay, I started thinking about putting this up a few days ago after experiencing convention burnout. This list probably seems patently unfair to Republicans, and (to be fair) not all Republicans believe everything on this list. And Democrats believe some rather astounding things as well. And there’s a larger issue of what Americans believe that […]

The Tubby Balding Radical’s Guide to Diet, Exercise and revolution, YO! (forward)

So.. this is the title of the book my character Jerry is (ostensibly) writing in my play HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB. I’ve sort of been playing with this idea for several years now. As usual, it started with the personal: my weight had ballooned in the years after 9/11, […]