16 January 2008
“Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted..."...
27 November 2007
A few months ago, an activist friend of mine was very excited to share that the US flag as we know it, has not only had many incarnations throughout history, but more importantly, the orientation of the lines is significantly symbolic.
The Stars and...
(from the archives) 04 March 2008
"Hell, I never vote for anybody. I always vote against." ~ W.C. Fields
Today is Vermont Primary Day. I am not ready.
I am not ready because I have no idea what the hell is going on or who to vote for. As much as I read, as much as I...
06 March 2008
On this day in history - General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna recaptured the Alamo after "Texians" Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie, William Barrett Travis and (approx) 186 others held it during a 13 day siege before they were all killed. The Mexican casualties...
28 February 2008
This morning's Yahoo Top Stories headlines read:
Economy Slows to Near Crawl*
Bush: US is Not Headed Into Recession*
Maybe it's just me, but those two appear to contradict one another.
When headlines clash, one is forced to consider the...
05 December 2007
-- I. Asimov; Foundation's Edge
What is privacy?
We all claim to want it, yet we all willingly give it up in various ways nearly every minute of every day - and the internet is the gossip queen of the global neighborhood.
Yesterday, I signed up for...