Friday, January 02, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Bill Moyers interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Moyers and Company

Very astute capture of our collective problem—our collective legacy. America's DNA is polluted with violence, hatred, and fear. Decades of institutional racism will not simply disappear—the reflexive denials will only compound and extend the injustice.

It will not just go away.

Monday, December 01, 2014


Here’s the thing. When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense. There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before.
Chris Rock, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014


The short history of modern American politics is as follows:

Conservatives poison the public well with paranoia, bigotry and plain bugfuck insanity while sabotaging the government on purpose to gain political and economic advantage.

Liberals point out that poisoning the public well and sabotaging the government are, y'know. bad things.

Centrists clutch their pearls until their palms bleed, and then blame their stigmata on both sides being equally unreasonable and mean.

from driftglass

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

This alley runs to the farm on the hill
Where the nights are wild and the petrol spill
Firestone Freddy and Molotov Jack
Their shadow goes but it soon come back
Striking sparks in floods of oil
No name no flag for mother soil
You can guarantee she`ll burn tonight
`Cos England keeps the household white
Ahh...1986, Thatcher, Reagan, Mike Tyson, and before BENGHAZI!, just BEIRUT! (yet, strangely, not quite as shrill).

Saturday, June 28, 2014


I get what informs this movie—class warfare of the economic variety—the haves and have nots.

But I'm rather certain that our rightward leaning neighbors will equate Tilda Swinton with Obama.

When will they secede, and is there anything I can do to help?

Yet, I do want to see this movie.

Of course Digby nails it...
 I wouldn't think American rich people would enjoy this movie except for the fact that they persist in believing they are just salt of the earth, regular folks and will probably identify with the rebels. It's one of the United States' greatest delusions: everybody thinks they're middle class ...

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Not Boston Strong

Stop being part of the great We that our media creates in order to excuse itself for not doing its real job, and for begging us to release the worst angels of our nature in time for the May sweeps.

Worcester sucks.

Monday, April 01, 2013


  Tom Tomorrow

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