… Deadwood The Movie …David Mllch’s Third Act …

Despite what dementia has stolen from the cerebral creator of “Deadwood,” it has given his work a new sense of urgency. David Milch in the converted garage of his bungalow, in Santa Monica. Photograph by Ryan Pfluger for The New Yorker David Milch, the television writer, lives with his wife, Rita Stern Milch, on a … Continue reading … Deadwood The Movie …David Mllch’s Third Act …

… Mark Barnhouse on the Mall,

Architecture...and What Denver Has Lost If you grew up in Denver, certain names mean something to you that probably don’t mean a thing to the transplants living next door. Denver newcomers might have seen that Casa Bonita episode of South Park, but chances are good that they never visited Celebrity Sports Center, or know that … Continue reading … Mark Barnhouse on the Mall,

… Mayor Pete …

A Peek at Pete Buttigieg’s Rhodie Résumé Pete Buttigieg Illustration by João Fazenda In 1988, Spy magazine published a piece by Andrew Sullivan titled “All Rhodes Lead Nowhere in Particular.” In it, Sullivan made fun of the “bland eugenic perfection” of the typical Rhodes scholar. He was riffing on the old platitude “A Rhodes scholar … Continue reading … Mayor Pete …

… How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr …

Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive this president. By James Comey People have been asking me hard questions. What happened to the leaders in the Trump administration, especially the attorney general, Bill Barr, who I have said was due the benefit of the doubt? How could Mr. Barr, a … Continue reading … How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr …

… Does a Barr Shit In The Woods ?…..

.........Yes he did! .....w   Here is,as William Barr might call it, “the bottom line”: TheMueller report describes, in excruciating detail and with relatively few redactions, a candidate and a campaign aware of the existence of a plot by a hostile foreign government to criminally interfere in the U.S. election for the purpose of supporting … Continue reading … Does a Barr Shit In The Woods ?…..

..Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth …

Science says land conservation must double by 2030 to prevent dangerous warming and unravelling of ecosystems. Nature provides many key benefits, from a stable climate to clean air, that may be at risk, a new study warns. World leaders must increase their commitments to conserving land and water, and quickly, if a stable climate and … Continue reading ..Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth …

…Trump Is Wasting Our Immigration Crisis …

The system needs to be fixed, but “the wall” is only part of the solution. Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, wait to be allowed to apply for asylum in the United States. SAN DIEGO — On April 12, I toured the busiest border crossing between America and Mexico — the San Ysidro Port of Entry, in … Continue reading …Trump Is Wasting Our Immigration Crisis …

… Pete Buttigieg …

... Mayor Pete ... Newton’s third law of motion also helps predict America’s presidential succession. After Richard Nixon’s sleaze, voters picked a Georgian Sunday School teacher who promised never ever to lie to them. After eight years of interracial progress and cool intellectualism from Barack Obama, they chose Donald Trump. Whoever succeeds him is liable … Continue reading … Pete Buttigieg …

…3 Card Monte…

Barr’s March summary was a weapon used by Trump to gaslight the American people. Later today, William Barr, the US Attorney General, will release a redacted version of the Mueller Report. “Redacted”, of course, is a fancy word that means “censored for public viewing.” Because the nature of Barr’s redactions will not be known until … Continue reading …3 Card Monte…

..Pace of Bering Sea changes startle scientists…

Jessie Royer passes icebergs in open water on Norton Sound on March 13, 2019 as she approaches Nome, Alaska, in the Iditarod trail sled dog race. When a Feb. 22 storm pounded Norton Sound, water surged up the Yukon River and into Kotlik, flooding low-lying homes. The Bering Sea last winter saw record-low sea ice. … Continue reading ..Pace of Bering Sea changes startle scientists…

…Feeling the heat donny boy?….

The Trump's Legal Problems Are Far Far From Over. To wit What's Happening in New York. The enormous volume of coverage and commentary regarding Mueller’s failure to “establish” criminal collusion has obscured Donald Trump's legal troubles in New York. While there are still a lot of questions about what’s actually in the Mueller Report, the … Continue reading …Feeling the heat donny boy?….

…Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters…

The WikiLeaks founder will be tried in a real court for one thing, but for something else in the court of public opinion Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019 in London, England. After weeks of speculation Wikileaks founder Julian Assange … Continue reading …Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters…

…The Government Is Detaining and Interrogating Journalists and Advocates at the US-Mexico Border…

........ ...so much for Freedom in America ......... In what looks like a coordinated attack on constitutional rights, the U.S. government has reportedly been targeting journalists, activists, and lawyers working to raise awareness of issues facing migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. On Wednesday, the NBC affiliate in San Diego revealed leaked documents showing that authorities … Continue reading …The Government Is Detaining and Interrogating Journalists and Advocates at the US-Mexico Border…

…Is America Becoming Trump’s Banana Republic?…

George Conway and the Senate’s Twelve Angry Republicans say not quite yet. Although he acts like an all-powerful strongman, Trump could make himself the first President in decades to leave the office with less power than he had when he entered. Interrupting a previously scheduled “Briefing on Drug Trafficking on the Southern Border,” President Trump … Continue reading …Is America Becoming Trump’s Banana Republic?…

… Trump’s New Budget Exposes his Lies About Protecting Medicare and Medicaid…

Did anyone really think they were going to leave that money alone? The President’s latest budget proposal runs directly counter to his campaign promise to safeguard Medicare. I’ve noted before that Donald Trump lives by a famous dictum from Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propagandist: “When one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it.” … Continue reading … Trump’s New Budget Exposes his Lies About Protecting Medicare and Medicaid…

“ ‘Green Book’, Road Trips, and NBA Fans”

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In case you were in Antarctica last week, “Green Book” won the Oscar for best picture of 2019.  It’s time for some family pride.  Our son-in-law Patrick, is the Editor of this delightful story. Last Sunday night our family and many friends celebrated as we watched our beautiful daughter Stephanie, and Patrick take the final stage. This movie basically tells the unlikeliest story of a ‘record promotion’ road trip taken with an erudite Jazz/Classical pianist, who is African American and his ‘low-grade bouncer/thug’ Italian driver. One of the stars of the show is a 1961 lime green Cadillac, in which much of the dialogue of the movie takes place. The trip takes them through the Jim Crow south.  The Green Book was used by blacks to know where they would be welcomed in that brutally racist world.  About a year ago Patrick shared with us about…

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..Fifteen Questions for Allen Weisselberg…

... C.F.O. of the Trump Organization... It seems likely that Allen Weisselberg (center, with the President and Donald Trump, Jr.) knows more than any other person about the specifics of how Donald Trump has made his money. On Thursday 2/28, the Daily Beast reported that Allen Weisselberg, the C.F.O. of the Trump Organization, will soon … Continue reading ..Fifteen Questions for Allen Weisselberg…

…9 Quotes From a Sioux Indian Chief…

... That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society... Luther Standing Bear (December 1868 – February 20, 1939) was an Oglala Lakota chief notable in American history as a Native American author, educator, philosopher, and actor of the twentieth century.  Standing Bear fought to preserve Lakota heritage and sovereignty and was at the forefront of a Progressive movement to change government policy … Continue reading …9 Quotes From a Sioux Indian Chief…

…Time to Panic…..

The age of climate panic is here. Last summer, a heat wave baked the entire Northern Hemisphere, killing dozens from Quebec to Japan. Some of the most destructive wildfires in California history turned more than a million acres to ash, along the way melting the tires and the sneakers of those trying to escape the … Continue reading …Time to Panic…..