CNN: Crime News Network

This has been bothering me lately.  I’m sorry, has the crime rate shot up or is it just too expensive to do real, substantive investigative reporting and journalism any more? CNN seems to be becoming more and more like a police blotter.  Kids shooting, stabbing, beating to death and setting other kids on fire; jealous lovers killing their boy friend’s… Continue reading

It All Comes Around

MoveOn.org has created this factual ad about the current wiretapping debacle. It’s excellent. Additionally, they provide a line-by-line support of the ad with historical background. Finally, they have substantial fact support. No matter what you think about the wiretapping, the ad is extremely clever and very well done. Watch the ad by clicking the picture to the left. Read the… Continue reading

Freedom of Information Act

This makes for an interesting conversation piece if nothing else. This is a list of many of the famous people who were being watched for various reasons by the FBI. The list includes: Lucille Ball, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Irvin Berlin, JFK, Martin Luther King, and many, many more. Clicking on a name in the list will bring up a… Continue reading

NPR Is Awesome!

So today, this man in Atlanta got to hear a man in Washington D.C. play a Tuscan Medici Stradivarius viola manufactured in 1690.  Not only did he (me) get to hear it, but everyone who tuned in to NPR just before 9:00 A.M. got to hear it too! NPR is the greatest!  This important media outlet does not just focus… Continue reading

President Ronald Reagan Died Today

I am deeply saddened to see that President Ronald Reagan died today at age 93, living longer than any other US president.My liberal friends are always horrified to know of my personal admiration for President Reagan.  And my conservative friends find it hard to believe that liberal me met Reagan personally and even worked for the Reagan campaign back many… Continue reading

Just Standing There…

I was driving to work later than I normally do when I first saw him. He was just standing there holding a plastic bag in his right hand, a middle aged fellow with hair almost down to his shoulders. There were about 4 or 5 people standing in front of him, looking up at him actually. I’m surprised I noticed… Continue reading