Sunday, March 05, 2017

Gotta' Keep Truckin'.

Thing is, that other side of the page isn't gone.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sahl In Your Head.

"Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen." ~Mort Sahl

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Whither Without.

What are the words I'm looking for? Hhhmmmmm... oh! "Stronger together."

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Best Thing I Said Today.

"You know, people forget there are grown-up orphans too."

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Bubble? Boy!

It sadly bears repeating: there are facts, and then there are those things that aren't facts... which can be called, for instance, "lies" or "untruths" or "misstatements" depending on the speaker's motivation and insight. With that in mind, behold! Politifact!

Now, Politifact is hardly perfect (remember in 2011 when they declared the idea that Republicans voted to end Medicare their “Lie of the Year” for 2011… after lots of lobbying by Paul Ryan for that to be declared a lie, after Republicans had done just that), but like logic, Politifact is where wisdom begins, not ends. It’s a great place to dive into the day’s most news-worthy statements, check out a cool Truth-o-Meter and then to dive deeper into your Bing searches of that news.

Or just read lots of local newspapers' online feeds. Or listen to more than one talk radio station. Stay informed; stay alert… just don’t stay in a bubble.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Saturday, February 04, 2017


You start to lose hope, then you learn that there's a teenytiny newspaper honoring their "Squirrel of the Month" every, well, month. Life finds a way.

Thursday, February 02, 2017


"The path of least resistance is the path of the loser."
~H.G. Wells

“Learn things, be good to each other. Read the newspapers, go to the movies, go to a party, read a book. In the meantime, remember pluralism. You want to get these people? I mean, you really want to go in and kill them where they live? Keep accepting more than one idea. Makes them absolutely crazy. “~Josh, The West Wing, ‘Isaac & ishmael’

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

City's Burning.

Malignant Narcissism: "Characterized by an absence of conscience, a pathological grandiosity and quest for power, and a sadistic joy in cruelty."

Click here to cut it out.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I Will Follow.

Well, you know the onion has a thicker skin....

Help this onion get more Twitter followers than Donald Trump!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Listen To Her, Heart.

“The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”

Friday, January 20, 2017

And So It Goes.

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Presidential oath of office

Article II, Section 1, United States Constitution

(View of the Mall at 11:15am this morning... plenty of room for the crickets!)

(Oh, and for those scoring at home? Here's the Mall in 2009 during Obama's address)

Trump, 2016: "Today’s ceremony, however has very special meaning. Because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another. But we are transferring power from Washington D.C. and giving it back to you... the people. For too long a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have born the cost. Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you.”

Bane ("The Dark Knight Rises," 2012): “We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you... the people. Gotham is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please. Start by storming Blackgate, and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve. For an army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city... it will endure. Gotham will survive!”

President Obama, 2009: "We gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord."

Thursday, January 19, 2017

You Never Walk Alone.

Not the toughest goodbye of my life, but it sucks, nonetheless.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Gather Up Your Jackets & Move It To The Exits.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Some of us thought it would never come to this. Some of us could afford to think that. More of us knew better... and despite everything, most of us voted for hope.

There's still hope, don't be fooled... but only if we work together. Who knows? Maybe we'll actually learn to respect and appreciate one another a little more after this... all we ever had was each other.

Monday, January 09, 2017

“Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art."

"Please sit down. Thank you. I love you all. You’ll have to forgive me. I’ve lost my voice in screaming and lamentation this weekend. And I have lost my mind sometime earlier this year, so I have to read.

"Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. Just to pick up on what Hugh Laurie said: You and all of us in this room really belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now. Think about it: Hollywood, foreigners and the press.

"But who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey. Viola was born in a sharecropper’s cabin in South Carolina, came up in Central Falls, Rhode Island; Sarah Paulson was born in Florida, raised by a single mom in Brooklyn. Sarah Jessica Parker was one of seven or eight kids in Ohio. Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. Where are their birth certificates? And the beautiful Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, raised in London — no, in Ireland I do believe, and she’s here nominated for playing a girl in small-town Virginia.

"Ryan Gosling, like all of the nicest people, is Canadian, and Dev Patel was born in Kenya, raised in London, and is here playing an Indian raised in Tasmania. So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.

"They gave me three seconds to say this, so: An actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us, and let you feel what that feels like. And there were many, many, many powerful performances this year that did exactly that. Breathtaking, compassionate work.

"But there was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good; there was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh, and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose. O.K., go on with it.

"O.K., this brings me to the press. We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call him on the carpet for every outrage. That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in the Constitution. So I only ask the famously well-heeled Hollywood Foreign Press and all of us in our community to join me in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists, because we’re gonna need them going forward, and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.

"One more thing: Once, when I was standing around on the set one day, whining about something — you know we were gonna work through supper or the long hours or whatever, Tommy Lee Jones said to me, “Isn’t it such a privilege, Meryl, just to be an actor?” Yeah, it is, and we have to remind each other of the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathy. We should all be proud of the work Hollywood honors here tonight.

"As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art."

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Best Thing I Quoted Today.

"Somebody just went from taupe to putty!"


Playoffs! 8-4-0
3: 1    2: 4    1: 5  =  10/23

Wednesday, January 04, 2017


“Outside of Germany people often wonder at the palpable fraudulence of Nazi propaganda, the stupid incredible exaggerations, the ludicrous reticences concerning what is generally known. Who can be convinced by it? They ask. The answer is that it is not meant to convince but to impress.”

~Sebastian Haffner, in 1940’s “Germany: Jekyll and Hyde”

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

And Our Sisters... And Our Brothers.

"The problem, the personal problem, was not what our enemies did, but what our friends did. Friends ‘coordinated’ or got in line.” ~Hannah Arendt