Being told you’re fat by Rush Limbaugh is like being criticized for your table manners by an alligator.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Thanks to Bob and the Old Professor for a swell party last night: lots of friends from all sorts of places; theatre, the car club, school. And the food was great and plentiful.
Some news items that caught my attention this morning:
- The passengers aboard the sight-seeing ship to Antarctica that got stuck in the ice on Christmas Eve have been taken off via helicopter. There wasn’t a risk of it turning into the Donner Party; the ship had plenty of provisions, but I’ll bet they got tired of watching the live version of Happy Feet over and over.
- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has temporarily blocked the implementation of the Obamacare contraception mandate for religious-based organizations. No, this does not apply to Hobby Lobby.
- The Northeast and New England is bracing for another heavy snowstorm and very cold temperatures.
- A federal court has permanently blocked the implementation of one of Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign promises: mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients.
- People lined up around the block all over Colorado to buy marijuana legally sold for recreational use for the first time.
- The fecal matter is impacting the ventilating device for the people involved in the George Washington Bridge lane closure incident, and starting to land on the shoes of Gov. Christie.
- The Morning Joe crew is still a bunch of Villager chin-strokers even without their eponymous host.
What are you doing today?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
I can’t remember the last time I actually cared about who would be Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Via Raw Story:
Have a nice day.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Tomorrow. Come as you are, as you were, or as you will be.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Friday. Be here.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Here this Friday. Bring your friends.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Stop by here on Friday and see why.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Yeah, pretty much.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The difference between Joe McCarthy and Ted Cruz is that the late junior senator from the state of Wisconsin drank a lot.
What’s Ted’s excuse?
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Secretary of State Kerry takes over for President Obama at Asian summit.
Shutdown leaves states stretched.
Winter weather and tornadoes hit the Midwest.
R.I.P. General Vo Nguyen Giap, 102, who led Tet offensive in Vietnam.
Tropical Update: TS Karen is headed for the Gulf Coast.
The Tigers took Game 1 of their playoff series against the A’s 3-2.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Why is Richard Cohen still writing for the Washington Post? The man’s a creep and a rape apologist and has no business writing for anything other than Hustler.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Should I care about Miley Cyrus? Who is she anyway?
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
There’s a lot of elitist chortling over the fact that a beauty pageant contestant fumbled a question about income inequality.
But I’m willing to cut her a bit of slack based on the fact that A) it was a beauty contest, not a presidential primary, and B) as Charlie Pierce points out, we’ve seen some presidential candidates do worse with the question.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Don’t piss off Wonkette. Just don’t, okay?
Monday, March 25, 2013
I had a nice visit with my friends Trish and Christopher (and Kayla, too, the furry four-legged greeter) at their place in Key Largo. We relaxed, watched a movie or two (I’d never seen The Prince of Tides) and grilled up some burgers. All in all a great time to unwind.
I came back early this morning in order to get ready for other stuff that needs to get done while I have the time and in order to go shopping for tonight’s Seder at the Shapiros along with friends and family. There is something about honoring a faith tradition in the home and in a way that includes people from other faiths and practices that makes the celebration more than a commemoration of history and belief.
I’m also getting well into the writing mode. My as-yet unfinished and untitled opus (not Bobby Cramer) is going along well enough that I’m taking little sections to the writer’s group that I recently joined. And I’m also in the drafting stage of my paper for the William Inge Theatre Festival’s scholars conference. It’s amazing that I have any time to go to work.
Anyway, I’ll be checking in a little later and watching with anticipation the run-up to the Supreme Court hearings tomorrow and Wednesday on Prop 8 and DOMA. Here’s hoping.