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Please Oh LA Times Get A San Diego Section—Please! (tags)
The U-T has never been, over the time I have lived in southern California, a terribly great paper—despite all the awards the news industry gives onto itself. Yet it is really the opinion pages at the U-T that suck (even with less news and staff). OK, given that the front page is now celebrity central as Hollywood Variety Magazine—that is a tabloid sensation for a cult of personality is questionable too.
Is Happiness History? (tags)
Colin Quinn was performing his brilliant one man show "Long Story Short" (directed by Jerry Seinfeld) to a sold-out crowd. In addition to nonstop laughs on historical topics, the show offered profound insights. I was particularly intrigued by Colin’s observation that (the pursuit of) “happiness” is part of Declaration of Independence, yet “no other country has made it their policy to cheer people up.” How ironic, I thought.
American Idle (tags)
Sarah Palin Versus A Dumb Blonde Standard (tags)
Too bad Sarah Palin is not blonde. Fore if she were bleached, whenever she said anything remotely stupid or vapid, or her words could be twisted as such, she would be called on it. But more importantly some “male” dumbos of the Tea Party coalition, that is those who have sprung to pay her fees to speak at their conventions, too could eventually get it. They too, some of them that is, would finally see beyond her “charm,” and look for someone more than a playboy bunny to inspire their political consciousness.
It’s My Party and I’ll Crash If I Want To (tags)
Michaele and Tareq Salahi weren’t the first to maneuver past Secret Service. I have done the same thing. Twice....I am pleased that the media who once hoarded the most valuable commodities in America—information and ideas—have been forced to pull extra chairs to the table.
Iran- Amnesia, Ignorance and Stupidity (tags)
Iran is experiencing a classic CIA destabilization effort. It has been done dozens of times in the past, but Americans would rather watch American Idol than read history. Also, as Gore Vidal says, it is "The United States of Amnesia."
Celebrating Philippine Independence Day (tags)
The Philippine flag acquires added prominence these days on the occasion of the observance of the Declacration of Philippine Independence.
Eworld Music and the Award Show Confusion (tags)
Eworlde Companies, Inc brings confusion to the long standing LA Music Scene with new award show for lesser known artists, the Hollywood Music Awards.
Building Bridges Radio: American Idol - In Reality a Sweatshop (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Roberto Lovato: Companero Don White, Presente! (tags)
I just got word that Don White, a much-beloved, longtime companero in the movement for peace and justice in El Salvador, passed away. People of many walks of life, many movements - women's, GLBT, Middle East peace, labor, immigrant rights, education, Venezuela solidarity and others- around the planet mourn his passing as they celebrate his life. Though he fought many battles in many wars, none moved Don like that of his beloved El Salvador.
PEOPLE’S CORE/ JFAV PARTICIPATES IN SUCCESSFUL 5K RUN AND FILIPINOTOWN FESTIVAL AUG.4- 5 (tags)
The People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) composed of Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, ardently participates in the first Rotary Club of Historic Filipino 5 Kilometer Run Walk last August 5. The activities was capped by a 5-kilometer run on Sunday Aug.5 More than 400 runners and walkers participated on the event. City Council Member Wendy Gruel awarded the winners of the 5K Run/Walk chaired by Rotarian Donny Joaquin, the 5K Run/Walk Race Director. More than 20 veterans and youth acted as watchers along the route of the 5K run from Burlington/ Court street to Commonwealth/2nd Streets back to the finish line.
USS Nimitz, other warships leave San Diego for the Persian Gulf (tags)
USS Nimitz, other warships leave San Diego for the Persian Gulf
Blackwater brass forms intel company (tags)
Blackwater brass forms intel company
Editorial cartoon series: "Your Jackass Slate For 2008!" (tags)
Here we are not even six months after The Most Important Election Since The Last Mass Extinction Event and, like Christmas commercials during the World Series, the Democratic "stars" have already announced their candidacies for the 2008 Presidential Fracas...
"Lord Help Us" debuts at Pan African Film Festival (tags)
Former Pastor and Child Actor Shavar Ross Goes Behind the Lens to Minister through Family Film "Lord Help Us", distributed by Image Entertainment
Young Couple Places Fate in Hands of Internet Citizenry (tags)
Website Visitors Cast Votes To Decide Where Couple Will Live; Los Angeles On Short List Of Final Towns
Aging Hollywood getting face lift (tags)
LA government rulers are using eminent domain to steal peoples land and giving it to rich developers. isn't government great! (well at least for the developers that get the stolen land)
Rochester, NY News Break With Ben VanDamme (tags)
Introducing you to the current news from the greater Rochester, New York area region with Host Benjamin VanDamme of Canaseraga, New York and Southern-Tiers News Center STNC.
Racism, bad weather and the "meltdown.." (tags)
"All told, this adversity may actually result in a "blessing in disguise." The totality of these events of the ending summer may disrupt the economy, and Shrub's agenda sufficiently that they may reconsider the almost foregone conclusion to attack Iran, and the possible world war which almost certainly would ensue."
Black Helicopters and the GOP (tags)
For years, people on the extreme right have warned of a takeover of America by the black helicopter army of the UN. Well, there is the danger of a fascist America, but, surprisingly, it is being ushered in by the right, not the left. -------------------
California, It’s 2004: Do You Know Where Your Electoral Votes Are and How They Got T (tags)
If America can put men on the moon, surely it can devise a presidential election system easier to understand than the theory of relativity or even Dubya’s “answers” at his last press conference. It’s time to close the old Electoral College and start a new institution: winner by direct majority vote.
Functionally Insane Americans (tags)
Functionally Insane Americans (tags)
Self explanatory -- SEE Title
'I Never Promised You A Ruse Garden' A Letter From Michael Moore To George W. Bush (tags)
I don't always agree with Michael Moore but he can be fiendishly witty - as in this Mock Letter to Geeeeee Duhhhhbya.
Fight Terrorism: Enforce Immigration Laws. NOW! (tags)
Remember this report by Clinton-appointee Glenn Fine the next time a liberal tells you a Democrat president would have done as good a job as Bush in fighting the war on terrorism.
The gang that couldn’t think straight (tags)
Now some U.S. lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings to find out whether the Bush Administration truly did overhype the threat posed by Iraq. Republican Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a former secretary of the Navy (as well as one of Liz Taylor’s ex-husbands), has said his panel will take part in such a probe. But somehow House Majority Leader Tom DeLay thinks this is all unfair.
The BINK Poll: Only five Americans still oppose war (tags)
April 20, 2003—With war being presented as little more than a PG movie, only five Americans still say that it was wrong to attack Iraq in the first place, which means about 80 million Americans who were opposed to the Iraqi war now say they were wrong.
RW: From Unjust War to Unjust Occupation (tags)
Banned band review finally appears. (tags)
This review of the Band Shenanigans at the 2002 LA Music Awards Review of the Band Shenanigans. They attempted to stop this review,but no one can silence me. The truth shall be told
L.A. Whatever happened to DIRECT ACTION? (tags)
A call to organizers and community members to remember that marching is good, but civil direct action is better