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  • New Tom Tom Club News

    “Tom Tom Club in a Bootleg Style – Part 1” is the title of the brand new 80 minutes tour documentary released by Tom Tom Club. The DVD contains home video footage of the band in rehearsal, live recordings from the 2000 and 2001 US tours, as well as backstage meetings with a variety of…

  • Power and Weakness by Robert Kagan

    There is a great deal of food for thought in Power and Weakness by Robert Kagan, from Policy Review. (via bruce sterling). It’s a long but good article. … The United States is a behemoth with a conscience. It is not Louis xiv’s France or George III’s England. Americans do not argue, even to themselves,…

  • Civil Flag Update

    From Kynn: more on the (mythical? fictional?) civil flag, which I mentioned before — U.S. Civilian Flag? and Flag Related Myths and Folklore (United States) / Civilian Flag.

  • RADIO RADIO

    They say you better listen to the voice of reason But they don’t give you any choice ’cause they think that it’s treason So you had better do as you are told You better listen to the radio [+] TONIGHT ONLY. I’ll be on the radio. San Diego NPR station KPBS on the show The…

  • …the right of the people peaceably to assemble…

    On Friday Jenny and I went to see Michael Moore on his book tour. He wrote Stupid White Men, which was nearly pulped, if not for the action of some stalwart librarians. Read about that on his site. There was an amazing turnout for conservative Navy town San Diego. The Middle School (auditorium? hall?) was…

  • Racquetball Championships on ESPN in February

    U.S. OPEN BROADCAST DATE ! ESPN has announced that the 2001 Hilton U.S. OPEN broadcast will move to the network’s flagship channel — ESPN — and will air FRIDAY, February 8, 2002 at 1:00 pm EST ( How did it come to pass that I am interested in watching an organized sporting event? Bizarre. )

  • How Islam Lost Its Way:

    How Islam Lost Its Way: {well worth a read} For nearly four months now, leaders of the Muslim community in the United States, and even President Bush, have routinely asserted that Islam is a religion of peace that was hijacked by fanatics on Sept. 11. These two assertions are simply untrue. First, Islam — like…

  • Damn Hard, But Damn Fair Questions Are In Order

    We Didn’t Mess Up, They Did Canada has put its house in order. It’s time to ask the U.S. hard questions about how Sept. 11 was allowed to happen is a difficult article from Lawrence Martin of Canada’s Globe and Mail. It contains fair questions about why some CIA and FBI asses haven’t been fired…

  • Stray Thought:

    Stray Thought:Songs featuring California Towns would make a good mix tape: Riverside / Beat Farmers Village of the Sun / Frank Zappa Streets of Bakersfield / Dwight Yoakam Screenwriter’s Blues / Soul Coughing Surfin’ USA / The Beach Boys San Diego Serenade / Tom Waits Santa Monica / Everclear San Berd’ino / Frank Zappa

  • This cartoon on Salon sums up image problem of the USA…

    This cartoon on Salon sums up image problem of the USA. [ via robotwisdom ]

  • I am dismayed that this hopeful post was somewhat unfounded…

    I am dismayed that this hopeful post was somewhat unfounded. I was hopeful to see the US engaging in a smart PR/information war in the middle east is not succeeding as we might hope. I wish we were playing our cards better. We suffered a calamitous and vicious attack, at the hands of people who…

  • New header

    New header on the Home Page; old ones here: Nothing like 226 year-old quotes calling for Revolutionary War to make the heart stir. Do not mistake my invoking this quote as support or non-support of war. The colonists debated the question of war for years — it was a difficult decision. Let’s hope the present…

  • If the intelligence services of the USA were so surprised…

    If the intelligence services of the USA were so surprised by the events of 11 September, how can they so quickly draw conclusions about who is responsible? Is this a rush to judgement? No doubt Bin Laden is a bad fellow, but what if we destroy him and his network and are still left with…

  • Recent thought:

    Some things are worth dying for. I say this as a married, comfortable person who wants to bring children into the world. In the face of oppression, lunacy can indistinguishable from bravery. When people goaded into not speaking their minds in protest out of fear of repression or reprisals by “the authorities” — one could…

  • 288 Days until US Release of Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones…

    288 Days until US Release of Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

  • Jenny and I will be moving! Just an FYI…

    Jenny and I will be moving! Just an FYI. We’re moving to North Park – still here in San Diego / CA / USA. So it’s the usual – looking for boxes, utilities startup, changes of address. Anybody want to help us move?

  • I have an irrational affinity for Christina Aguilera.

    I have an irrational affinity for Christina Aguilera. In part it is irrational because her roots are multiethnic, like me. I have at least Scot, Irish, Mexican, Spanish, French, and Yaqui in me. Christina can legitimately claim to be Latina, and be on the cover of Latina Magazine. She can also claim Irish heritage, and…

  • Continuing the overreaction to thoughtcrime:

    Continuing the overreaction to thoughtcrime: Third grader is suspended for a drawing of a soldier and military paraphernalia. As a person who as a kid was always drawing, this sickens me. The freedoms my country (the USA) offers are being chipped away. I feel for the kids of today.