Oh, how FUNNY. A chance intersection of two of my most recent stories. Eric Lach over at Talking Points Memo catches the very same Judith Miller on FAUX "News" Sunday, complaining that Julian Assange is a "bad journalist," apparently "because he didn't…Continue
When I was in college, my friends and I would often sit around and watch things like early computer animation videos set to electronic music, computer fractal screen savers and Liquid Television. So I was pre-disposed to like a sequel to Tron, in…Continue
Of course I don't know the full answer to that question. I suspect, with this many variables, no one does with 100% accuracy.
But as you probably know, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke died yesterday in Washington after a 21-hour surgery to repair a tear in his aorta. I'm kind of lukewarm on Holbrooke - while he brokered the Dayton peace accords that ended the genocide in the Balkans, he also was a bellringer for going into Iraq and has much other bad stuff on his résumé,…Continue
Part of the fun of being movie-obsessed these days is trying to predict the business of show business. Much like those guys who like sports with their fantasy leagues that I hear so much about, I like to sit around with my friends and discuss movies and box office numbers.
Two movies are coming out on Friday that are generating a lot of talk amongst people who care about these…Continue
The Washington Post tells me that 69% of the public supports the pending Obama/GOP Tax
Capitulation Deal. I was wondering why that seemed like such a familiar scenario until I remembered when last I'd seen…
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I'm not sure if you all have been following this, but the Smithsonian, under pressure from religious activists, pulled a video from the National Portrait Gallery's current "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" exhibition. In this case, "difference" is code for "glbt", though some of the artists and subjects being shown were either not out (I'm looking at you, Jasper Johns) or were not glbt themselves but reflected or influenced some aspect of queer culture. Some general…Continue
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - Juvenal, ca 100 CE (also, Alan Moore, 1985)
Things are moving fast in the story of large government and financial interests’ moves against WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. First came the unprecedented international arrest warrant for…
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The Superior Gold Group, one of Glenn Beck's reliable advertisers, has been put into court-ordered receivership based on evidence that it was ripping people off.
Putting a company in receivership is a…Continue
SECOND UPDATE: Perhaps this might have something to do with VISA and MasterCard's support for the US government.
UPDATE: as of approximately 4pm EST, VISA.com is…Continue
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Well, that was only a matter of time. It had been an open secret for a couple of weeks now that Julian Assange was in London. And once the Interpol warrant went out, it wasn?t going to be long before the ever-dutiful British police picked…Continue