Monthly Archives: August 2012

Clint Eastwood Makes His Own Day

So long ago it seems like another lifetime I produced a couple of movies. They were small budget affairs and product of that type find blurred lines between what is expected of various movie jobs including those between the producer … Continue reading

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The Conventions, Then Here We Go Again, and Mitt’s Tax Plan

Four years ago the theme we took away from the conventions was that Obama was going to push hope and change and an end to the Bush message of support for the upper class as a way to stimulate the … Continue reading

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Neurotic Man Attends the Republican National Convention

I’m always on the lookout for a job opportunity so I hitchhiked my way to the Republican National Convention in the hopes of being a body double for one of the delegates. I figured these guys couldn’t listen to speech … Continue reading

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Voter ID Laws, Poll Taxes and Jim Crow

With the beginning of the Republican Convention I have looked once again at the upcoming elections. It is different here in California where one group, the Democrat Party, is dominant and where no serious campaigning on the federal level has … Continue reading

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Back in the Day When Bush was Still King

I just read an excellent article by Thomas Frank in the recent Harper’s about Barack Obama. My interest was piqued because of Frank reviews in the New York Review of Books co-authored by Paul Krugman and in Salon by Dave … Continue reading

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Never on a Sunday

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The Social Order, the Confusion of Repubs, Lance Armstrong, and the Wimpy Response

I especially don’t get Repubs these days. They bleat, bleat, bleat about the budget and when they have the keys to the car they’re like a hot young thing with the first charge card lacking any discipline. For years they … Continue reading

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Getting Elected

Our world has become increasingly specialized in so many ways. Technocrats dominate and specialize in their ever shrinking field of expertise. The Generalist, once called dilettantes in England, has become a dirty word. Dilettantes included people like Sir Richard Burton … Continue reading

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Fact Checking, Stupidity, and Tina Brown

One of the reasons I feel more confident using data from some magazines than others is because some magazines I review such as Mother Jones or the Atlantic or Salon are dedicated to fact checking. I feel pretty confident when … Continue reading

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Neurotic Man on a Stakeout

I got this weird part-time/temporary/independent contractor gig that I’m sure is about finding this particular solution for the company at the same time keeping me distant for possible denial – almost like a spy thing. The ad in Craigslist went … Continue reading

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