May 29th, 2007 § § permalink
Remember the chipmunks last fall?
Well, Mr Nibbles and his cousins are back, chewing on my house….
I have captured and deported six – that is SIX chipmunks in the past three or four days.
The magic bait? Maple whirligigs.
They can’t resist ’em.
May 27th, 2007 § § permalink
I’m in musical drama mode this month, working on a rewrite of the first scene of my Areopagitica – the story of one Mildred Maloney and her beautiful poems.
For edification and inspiration, I have just reread Walter Kerr’s really useful book How NOT to Write a Play.
Great stuff. » Read the rest of this entry «
May 20th, 2007 § § permalink
Have you watched this video yet?
In the video, James Comey, who used to be Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America, a guy who once supervised the day-to-day operation of the Justice Department, testifies under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee. » Read the rest of this entry «
May 13th, 2007 § § permalink
Apparently, after we Americans invaded and occupied Iraq in 2003, efforts were made to purge Iraqi institutions of people who were loyalists and members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party.
It is my understanding that pretty much everybody now feels this purge was handled awkwardly at best, helping to set the stage for the armed insurgency and civil war now ongoing in that country.
It seems to me that if we are ever able to effect regime change here in the USA, we are going to have a similar problem. All the recent revelations about the rampant politicization of the Justice Department suggest that the Bush Administration has done its level best to install loyal political apparatchiks at every level of our government.
Does anyone out there believe that this politicization of ideally non-political institutions has been limited to the Justice Department? » Read the rest of this entry «
May 6th, 2007 § § permalink
The licensed media are an octopus.
This octopus used to be the biggest octopus.
Now there’s the internet.
The internet is so big that it’s more than an octopus. It’s more like a fisherman. It’s more like a fisherman that is likely to catch the formerly biggest octopus, turn it inside out, clean it, and have it for supper.