Sunday, November 29, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Politics Is Not Pretty
...Who's the fairest candidate of all...?
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Goodnight, my friend
R.I.P., Steve Anderson, known in the blogosphere as SteveAudio.
A top-flight audio professional, progressive thinker and activist, lover of music...and a friend.
He and I had many exchanges over the years regarding arts, guitars and politics that certainly bettered my day.
He was also one of my earliest supporters when the blog you are now reading was started in what seems an eon ago.
Please navigate his Facebook page to keep informed of any arrangements made by friends and family at this time. Words are not enough...perhaps,in the end, all we have is music.
Vaya con Dios, amigo. We'll meet again where the sun always shines.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
R.I.P., Stan Freberg, one of the - if not THE - greatest American humorists of the 20th century.
Somewhere in the universe other than Earth, the levels of pure sardonicism have increased exponentially.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Ted Cruz Finds Political Success In Transition (wire photo)
above: macho foreign dignitary Ted Cruz in recent news photo
below: projected appearance of handsome Theodora Cruz, election day 2016
Ted Cruz, maverick firebrand outsider and ideological weathervane, may be working on a secret hush-hush strategy to outflank his more staid GOP opponents, and peremptorily topple the dreaded Hillary juggernautsunami expected in November of next year on his way to the White House.
Cruz, often cited as a 'overventuresome', 'strongly fixated', and 'quasi-provocative' thinker amongst the Republican intelligentsia in American politics, has been recently rumored to be in talks with leading image consultants, haute couture mavens, and top plastic surgeons in order to formulate a radical re-branding of his personal image, in a bid to secure the hearts of U.S. voters sensitive to modern issues of gender, but undecided on political role models post-Obama.
Cruz was overheard being paraphrased in saying, 'I believe that America has had enough of the front side of my life, and that it's now high time that this great nation saw the back side'.
His wife & children are having their privacy respected at this time, and could not be reached for comment.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Canadian Boy Makes The Big Time
Friday, March 06, 2015
Go To The Mirror, Boy
Long-time readers will note that I don't often comment on Canadian political matters.
There are myriad reasons for this - not least of which Canadian politics (federal and provincial) is somewhat 'beige' on the average, but a more important reason in my opinion is the meager protections for satire-based free speech in my country.
While in the United States the First Amendment exists to protect unpopular concepts (even the most crassly extreme), Canada has always had somewhat less stable legal ground in this regard, up to the present time.
However, as we are soon to enter an election season with a particularly authoritarian and corrupt federal government fighting to continue the process of remaking my country in its own image with the help of paid American right-wing media advisers, I may have valid and pressing reasons to refocus my energies in a more local direction. Time will tell.
Meanwhile, I find it somewhat of an affront as a resident of one particular province in the Great White North that (caution: back story links may be required for non-resident latecomers) an unelected (by his province) Premier, a banker and a front man for oil and gas interests not limited to but including the (as Charles Pierce puts it, 'continent-spanning death funnel designed to bring the world's dirtiest fossil-fuel down from the environmental hellspout of northern Alberta, through this country's most valuable farmland, and down to the refineries on the coast, and thence to the world' - your mileage may vary), who was parachuted in to replace a spectacularly failed former Premier who resigned in disgrace last year, can find the time to lecture the citizens of his province on their complicity in decades of single-party government malfeasance, and counseling them to 'tighten their belts' whilst buying a flashy collector car for his grandchild - while keeping most of the same political retinue that are at the root of the problem close to his bosom.
To be fair, how Mr. Prentice (the individual on the left in the above graf) spends his money is not my concern - g'head, buy a T-Bird for yer sprog, doesn't everybody? - but how he spends the public purse is...and as his party, who in the last two decades has shown a remarkable talent for neo-liberal spendthrift ways, obsequious support for the monied among their supporters at the expense of the have-nots, the usage of populist rabble-rousing as a stratagem for division and conquering (as represented by the individual in the right of the graf, Ralph Klein), and development of incipient police-state tactics may be facing their own electoral moment shortly, there is very little time left to waste. More to come.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
"The complexities of human pranks escape me."
Rest in peace, Mr. Nimoy. Thank you for helping the mentally willing among us to visualize a broader universe.