I gave up on watching Keith Olbermann months ago. Watching the primary coverage early in the season, I got turned off by the coverage on MSNBC and decided I had seen enough of Olbermann’s “angry man” routine to last me quite a very longtime. The primaries are over now, but … Continue reading
Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog. It is detrimental, says Thilo Thielke in Der Spiegel , because it creates unfairness and dependency in many different ways. First, using the case of Kenya, Thielke invokes a classical concept of formal organizational behavior: self-perpetuation. “The roads are in horrid disrepair, and they’ll … Continue reading
The release of Senate financial disclosure statements on Friday, revealed that Senator John McCain and his wife, Cindy, have “at least $225,000 in credit card debt.” The bulk of the McCains’ obligations stemmed from a pair of American Express credit cards that are held in Cindy McCain’s name. According to the disclosure reports, … Continue reading
Jeff Jarvis explains on BuzzMachine. See also: Newshoggers.com, skippy the bush kangaroo, culturekitchen, Workbench, The Impolitic and Comments from Left Field.
I just got in a couple of hours ago from abut 8 hours on the road and not a lick of news, by choice. Needless to say, I was stunned to get back online and see that Tim Russert had died suddenly today. I bumped into Tim Russert, literally in … Continue reading
Wow, that is unexpected. Tim Russert died of a sudden heart attack at 58.
Keith’s comment last night left me speechless and emotional. My commentary on this subject below his video special comment. My commentary on this Special Comment, crossposted from Political Interviews, the Hillary/Barack Controversies and my belief that this election is about…..well, listen for yourself here. Its mildly profane, heartfelt and emotional.
Since I have just received my DVD of this great film, I thought I’d re-post the review I wrote at The Global Sociology Blog. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a wonderful and harrowing adaptation of the book of the same name by Jean-Dominique Bauby (“Jean-Do”, as everyone calls … Continue reading
Via Der Spiegel: “When garden gnomes go missing in France, most are tempted to blame the shadowy Garden Gnome Liberation Front . The group has been linked to the disappearance of dozens of miniature garden residents over the years. Not this time, however. Some 170 gnomes and other ornaments have … Continue reading