Bonus Free Commentary: If you like your Subway you can Keep it

For those that don't know one of the two premiums I offer to subscribers & tip jar hitters is a weekly video commentary. Subscribers get that commentary every week and tip jar hitters get the commentary for the week they hit said tipjar. I no longer put out a tease of that commentary on the … Continue reading Bonus Free Commentary: If you like your Subway you can Keep it

Tami Erin and the Hustler Gambit (Content Warning)

The "sex-tape" is not a political statement. It is a social statement of how Americans are more likely to click on a link labeled "sex-tape" than they are legitimate news. Alyssa Milano 2013 When last we left Tami Erin best known for playing Pippi Longstocking 25+ years ago she had gone from complaining about her … Continue reading Tami Erin and the Hustler Gambit (Content Warning)

2013 Red Sox: SI was wrong, I was wrong, The Girl was Right

Back in April when the RedSox Sellout streak ended I wrote this: It appears the Boston Red Sox streak of sellouts is going to end this year. The Sox have a 6 state customer base, one of the most historic franchise in the nation and a ballpark that is not only one of the smallest … Continue reading 2013 Red Sox: SI was wrong, I was wrong, The Girl was Right

The Fenway Faithful and the David Ortiz Consensus

This morning I went into Boston very early and caught the line of people hoping against all hope to score tickets to tonight's game. The person first in line had actually arrived on Monday. He had just finished one job and was about to start a new one giving him the free time to spend … Continue reading The Fenway Faithful and the David Ortiz Consensus

Boston Police Generate Some Non-Sports Excitement at Fenway

Around 10:30 things got exciting on media row at Fenway Park for an entirely unexpected reason. As I was circling the park for the final time as I got half way down Van Ness street (by the Right Field grandstands )police suddenly required us to move from the area requiring us to move back to … Continue reading Boston Police Generate Some Non-Sports Excitement at Fenway

Government of the Party or of the People? Your Choice

What’s the use of being elected or re-elected if you don’t stand for something? Grover Cleveland I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday. G.K. Chesteron, 1923 Yesterday in the Washtington post Chris Cillzza lamented that the political middle had disappeared. In 1982, there were 344 … Continue reading Government of the Party or of the People? Your Choice

The Culture Wars Lost Every Sunday Evening at 9 PM EST

In the hands of a skillful indoctrinator, the average student not only thinks what the indoctrinator wants him to think . . . but is altogether positive that he has arrived at his position by independent intellectual exertion. This man is outraged by the suggestion that he is the flesh-and-blood tribute to the success of … Continue reading The Culture Wars Lost Every Sunday Evening at 9 PM EST

A: So bad that MSNBC Leads with “Obama Knew People Would Lose Plans” Today

Q: How do you know the fallout from Obamacare is an absolute disaster? I still get a lot of readers asking why I watch Morning Joe almost religiously in the AM? There are many reasons, The show is fun, Mike Barnicle is from my home town (Fitchburg MA), Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski have incredible … Continue reading A: So bad that MSNBC Leads with “Obama Knew People Would Lose Plans” Today

John Henry’s Believe it or Not

John Henry spent 2874 words explaining to readers of the Boston Globe today why he bought the paper. Among those words are these: The Globe will never be the prisoner of any ideology or political agenda. You are perfectly welcome to believe those words but before you decide remember this: In 2011, the Times turned … Continue reading John Henry’s Believe it or Not

“This increase is simply not affordable.”

Borusa: The story is not acceptable. This is a very difficult, very delicate position. We must adjust the truth. Engin: In what way, Cardinal? Borusa: In a way that will maintain public confidence in the Time Lords and their leadership. Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin 1976 10th Doctor: I'm so old now. I used to … Continue reading “This increase is simply not affordable.”

Matt Smith as the Doctor in Order: S7 Episode 10: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

The latest in my series of Reviews of the Matt Smith Doctor Who years Summary: the Shields are down the Tardis is damaged and Clara is in the center of it. Plot: The Doctor is giving Clara a flying lesson when a salvage ship mistaking the TARDIS for a bit of space flotsam catches it … Continue reading Matt Smith as the Doctor in Order: S7 Episode 10: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

The Obama Years as Monty Python: Obamacare and Flying Sheep

As I've watched the Obama administration over the years I am becoming more and more convinced The more I see the Obama years the more I see Monty Python within. As I see democrats arguing that Obamacare is going to work I think Flying Sheep Sketch Key Quote: Tourist: Well why don't you just get … Continue reading The Obama Years as Monty Python: Obamacare and Flying Sheep

John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz In Summation: Conventional Wisdom

Kay: Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow. Men in Black 1997 And so we come to the end of … Continue reading John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz In Summation: Conventional Wisdom