Sunday, December 30, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sometimes I feel like we're so proud of our country we feel like we can't learn anything from other humans. Maybe it's time to alter that thinking and look at the gun death numbers in two other countries we have a lot in common with...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I think David Frum makes a really good point in this article. It's not wise to demand that the president take the lead in the gun control discussion. Conservatives have been always been wildly (and incorrectly) paranoid that he wants to disarm them. The pressure needs to come from a sad and angry public that's sick of hearing breaking news bulletins about the latest bloody episode.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Wow, not seeing a lot of courageous NRA folks on the cable talk shows right now. I guess they must be holed up in their bunkers eating cold beans and listening to Ted Nugent's Greatest Hits. They should be aware that every mass shooting will reduce their influence in Washington that much more from now on.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
This piece from the Onion pretty well sums up how I'm feeling right now. The pro-gun lobby has decided the best course of action is for the rest of us to just sit quietly and wait for our emotionally troubled excutioner to arrive.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
It seems like the bodies weren't even cold yesterday before know-it-all religious pontificators like Mike Huckabee and Brian Fischer were proclaiming that mass shootings occur because we've taken God out of schools.
Friday, December 14, 2012
In my humble opinion, there was an abundance of really good new music this year. Some of it was produced by older artists I've enjoyed for decades and some of it came from exciting new folks.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The GOP is a really strange political party these days. You have regular people voting against their own interests and politicians ignoring polls that show even their own supporters are more interested in raising taxes on the rich than hacking away at entitlement programs.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Rush, the amazing progressive hard rock power trio from Canada has finally been voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This honor was way overdue.
I liked what one Michigan legislator said yesterday..."good legislation gets debated, bad legislation gets rammed through in the middle of the night."
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Just published my first novel. It's about two brothers who live in Seattle...one has a union job at a telecommunications company and the other is a conservative radio show host. Lots of political talk but also some laughs and the occasional sex scene to keep things lively.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Who would ever have thought blacks would get out and support the first black president? Who would ever have thought women would shy away from the party of transvaginal probes? Who would ever have thought gays would work against a party that treated them as immoral and subhuman? Who would have ever thought young people would desert a party that ignored science and hectored on social issues? Who would ever have thought Latinos would scorn a party that expected them to finish up their chores and self-deport?
Saturday, December 8, 2012
It's fine if some people believe the planet was created within the last ten thousand years. However, I'm really nervous about letting those same people lead us into the future.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Have you ever wondered how something that was supposed to be temporary turned into a matter of nearly fanatical Republican obsession?
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
John Boehner and his crew are starting to crack down on the Tea Party true believers. Could it be the folks in charge of the GOP have decided extremism hurt them in the last election?
I like the fact the president and other Dems are willing to play hardball when it comes to the fiscal cliff. Nothing like giving the other side a taste of their own medicine.