The South End of a Northbound Mule

So the measure for vouchers failed in Utah, despite the money from Overstock.com chief executive Patrick Byrne, who bankrolled the initiative, calling the referendum a “statewide IQ test” that Utahns failed. Funny to me (not!) that we frequently see those with money trying to manipulate the system to their own personal advantage. “They don’t care enough about their kids. They… Continue reading

Just Doesn't Seem Right, Now Does It…

But then neither did the billions of dollars worth of no bid contract work Halliburton received from the Bush/Cheney administration. And, of course, that didn’t seem to matter at all, despite the obvious known connections between Cheney and the company. So, I guess this really isn’t important either? Where did ethics and a sense of propriety go? WASHINGTON, Nov. 6… Continue reading

The Medium Is the Message!

Nick Carr has an thought-provoking article on the revival of Marshall McLuhan’s media theories on his blog that was also published at The Guardian. It’s well worth the read. Especially sobering to me is his citing McLuhan’s statement from Understanding Media, explicating his views on commercial exploitation of electric media: “Once we have surrendered our senses and nervous systems to… Continue reading

Big Question

I have always had great respect for the memory of this former first lady. When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? –Eleanor Roosevelt… Continue reading