Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bless the Yes Men

Sorry about the graphics, but this is such good news.

Check out the site:

And the whole story:

And if you've never heard of the Yes Men, rent the movie.


Saturday, November 15, 2008


From Democracy Now

Check out Amy Goodman's superb interview with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

The blurb says:

"In the late stages of the presidential race, no other name was used more by the McCain-Palin campaign against Barack Obama than Bill Ayers. Ayers is a respected Chicago professor who was a member of the 1960s militant antiwar group the Weather Underground. In their first joint television interview, Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn discuss the McCain campaign attacks, President-elect Obama, the Weather Underground, the legacy of 1960s social justice movements, and more."

You can hear the interview at the best news site in the US:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Smart is Back

I am astonished that hope has returned to the world and I'm ready to throw away my conspiracy theory t-shirts. While it is true that there were torture, renditions, black prisons, spying on folks with nothing worth listening to (like me), illegal wars, signing statements, stolen elections, the Patriot Act, ad nauseam, it is all nearly over.

As we watched the election results, my 15-year-old daughter asked me, with tears in her eyes, "Is it real, Dad?" I said, "I think so," and I wept with her. As did the world.

I was interviewed the morning after by a Hispanic TV channel from Miami and by the Ecuadorian version of Wolf Blitzer. They, too, wanted to know if I believed and I said I did. And I do. The guy from Miami asked if this was Camelot and I gushed, sure, yes, I think so, it must be, never in my life. . . . Two Kennedys are being considered for high level positions, I had read. Caroline for the United Nations. Imagine that, I said. A US president believing in the possibilities of the UN. And Robert Jr for Environment.

And all of Latin America awaits the change, countries and cultures being drawn with a finer brush. The end of stupidity and cruelty.

Not long ago, Richard Perle, spokesman for the neocons, said that elections no longer matter, that the creeps had changed the culture. But maybe, light your candles and say your prayers, just maybe they'll all go to jail. They've killed one million civilians in Iraq, the wreck of so many lives, all in the name of mundane evil and oil.

You were wrong, Perle, Bush, Cheney, stupid Old Mac, Miss Alaska. There is a time for all things. The humble and the brilliant have formed an alliance and the world has changed.

Witness the tears in Grant park. God is good.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Why not let Norway run the world?

I've been thinking about this for a while. It seems that we should let Norwegians run the world. They do little harm, consistent with the Hippocratic Oath. They're always at the top of the quality of life index. And they're thoughtful.

In a recent poll of some 2,700 Norwegians, 93% supported Obama over Old Mac. That's a smart country, right? Nearly half of Venezuela supports McCain--which suggests that Venezuelans are as stupid as midwestern plumbers and most American men.

But not the Norwegians.

Check out how other countries opined: the stats.