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Republicans are just plain daft, part 2

One of the most prosaic lines in film history is in 1974's Godfather II. When Vito Corleone (Robert DeNiro) is asked by Peter Clemenza...

Republicans are just plain daft

What do you do when your party is getting clobbered on social media and among a demographic that is getting locked in to vote...

Ultimate solution

What would happen if all Americans simply paid cash for everything?Can't afford it, don't buy it. And always pay cash for all day to...

Tale of two cities

Interesting piece in the LA Times a few days ago, Our new mayor, Eric Garcetti, wants to bring raves back to Los Angeles. After...

Crapitalism

Happy Father's Day! Be good to your dad (assuming he's alive/you know who he is) and enjoy your kids (assuming you have any/know who...

Jerry Garcia Street

This spring, me and the missus brought our kids up to the City from LA for the first time, via Big Sur, Monterey and...

Donald Trump, mega-chump

The internet was all a twitter (pun intended) over the complete and utter destruction of one Donald Trump by one Danny Zuker. Trump, you...

It’s not the “law”, it’s racism.

Twitter can be a blast and a half or it can be a nightmare. It was indeed the latter that reared its ugly head...

MySpace re-launch and Mayor Lee

Big party in LA last night celebrating the re-launch of My Space. Justin Timberlake, one of the moribund personal networking site's co-owners (along with...

The Return of the Replacements

June 13, 2013
Word from somewhere outta the Midwest is that the Replacements--in many ways the quintessential American indie band--are reuniting for a trio of festival shows....

Another victory for the champions of the “unborn”

In a grand piece of political theater, Wisconsin Republicans passed a measure 17-15 in their senate that would require an ultrasound prior to an...

NSA surveillance scandal goes full tilt clown

The domestic eavesdropping scandal is now entering week three in the news (it's existed for real a lot longer) and as these things tend...

Projection

One of the more hilarious aspects of the back and forth in "Mr Redmond's Cyber Playpen" is the inevitable scream from Redmond's adversaries of...

Explaining Osama and 9/11

My oldest son just graduated elemetary school and so my wife and I gave him an IPad as gift. He loves the thing. Unlike...

Distance and racism

Right now, I'm approximately 116 miles from the Mexican border. When I was growing up, I was 1600 miles from the same border. I was...

There’s gonna be a morning after (pill)

The Obama adminstration has decided not to block the over the counter availability of "morning after contraceptives". Simply put, any woman or girl (or...

Stop meddling

The mega flap over the National Security Administration's electronic surveillance rages on this week. The chief leaker, Edward Snowden is hied away in Hong...

Poor Scott Walker–the sun ain’t gonna shine anymore

Anyone that believes that merit and achievement in governing mean anything at all should stay away from Wisconsin.The Badger state, cheesehead central, home to...

A tale of two signings: Kluwe and Tebow

Two very disparate signings in pro football in the last month. First, punter and outspoken gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe has signed with the...

San Onofre, RIP (no more nukes)

"No news is good news" went right out the window last Friday. San Onofre's nuclear power plant has announced it will close permanently.After failed...

The “L” word

Friend of mine sent me a great piece from the (I hope this isn't verboten) SFGate about the gentrification of South Boston, the section...

Light bulbs, birth defects and sin

Try though I may, I cannot understand the American right in 2013.Thumbing through the news this morning, I came across two stories that are...

Pride weekend in LA

 It appears that I have pissed off more than a few people as per my opinions on the issue of "Pride Weekend." To clarify...

Arturo Vega, RIP

Arturo Vega, creative designer and lights operator for the de facto inventors of punk rock the Ramones, died this morning. He was 65.Vega, a...