Pictures are very often worth much more than 1,000 words, and something about this one, as the rumors of Clinton being on the verge of becoming Obama's Secretary of State appear to be true, is oddly reassuring. Despite all the heated rhetoric of the primary season, I share Sullivan's slightly cynical take on it: The … Continue reading Game Changers
This morning's sustained exhilaration has been tempered somewhat by the remnants of intolerance as it appears California has narrowly passed Proposition 8, stripping gay couples of the right to marry, largely on the strength of opposition from blacks who voted for it by more than a 2:1 margin. Arizona and Florida passed similar bans, the … Continue reading A Beautiful Day
[Liveblogging throughout the day, because I want to remember as much of this as possible...] 11:45pm: Wow. President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama. Drop the "elect" and it rolls off the tongue. I'm kind of speechless, actually. It's all over but the big speech; a speech that, after a string of amazing speeches, will be the biggest … Continue reading This is the moment
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY] RIP: Madelyn Dunham, October 26, 1922 - November 3, 2008 [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEFgHskgOFQ] "A quiet hero", indeed. May your grandson, and America itself, do you proud. BONUS: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq8Uc5BFogE] Know hope.
There's a bit of a tempest in a teapot happening over at Montclair State University thanks to a "controversial" episode of the Keith Knight comic strip, The K Chronicles, that was published last week in the student newspaper, the Montclarion, and included the word "nigger". Twice! Well, kind of... Seemingly lost on most of those … Continue reading Apology Unnecessary
This might be one of the funniest -- if narrowly targeted -- spoofs of the election I've seen so far: HILARY: C'mon you guys, I've been playing this shit since Gygax was in eighth grade. Why can't I be the party leader with the magic sword for once? MCCAIN: Because no one wants to see … Continue reading Election 2008: D&D Style
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5SWQJWm6Tg] "And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didn't think I'd ever run for President." I just got around to watching Obama's speech at the Al Smith Dinner the other night and it's funny as hell, taking shots at McCain, Clinton, Schumer, Bloomberg, Giuliani, Wall Street and, most importantly, himself, showing a … Continue reading And he has a sense of humor!
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l63SRpGXBHE] It's like a mash-up of so many of my favorite things! PS: I'll be back on a regular posting schedule, here and on Spindle, very soon. Seriously.
Montclair Honeybee Fest Originally uploaded by bloomfieldguy Last night, we were suprised to hear the sound of jazz music coming through our front window, at first thinking our neighbor might be having a party, then realizing it was LIVE music from a concert going on in Watsessing Park. According to the Essex County website, it was the … Continue reading Things to Do
Despite my previous reflexive defense of East Orange, I'll admit to buying in to the some of the negative perceptions of Newark, and was originally going to post a link to a great article on Newark's Mayor Cory Booker that I just got around to reading in last month's Esquire (with the inane Mike Myers … Continue reading Cory Booker: Hero?