Monthly Archives: October 2005


Master Racing

A NASCAR race is a loud, vaguely violent affair filled with anticipation, excitement, thrills and spills…and it’s real loud. Did I mention that it’s loud? Oh yeah, sorry. Considering my roots, my background and general outlook, a NASCAR race is not my can of gas. I never got it. Why would people spend hours watching…


Harriet Tells All

“As you know, members of the Senate have indicated their intention toseek documents about my service in the White House in order to judge whether to support me. I have been informed repeatedly that in lieu of records, I would be expected to testify about my service in the White House to demonstrate my experience…



There are plenty of reasons to feel alone here in the WoB. A lone crusader feeling, the “I know things they don’t know, or don’t want to know” feeling, the “country’s problems are so big and I’m so small” feeling, the “so what if I didn’t go to an Ivy League school or join a…


Why We Fight

Why we fight. It’s an old argument, made time and again, to explain why nations must go to war. Throughout the 20th Century, those in war-making positions have had to do their best to create the circumstances conducive to war, or have extolled the virtues of war, or Cold War, to the washed and unwashed…


Media Cries Wolf

“Fool me once…shame…shame on…you. A fool me can’t be fooled again.” -President George W. Bush Our media. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Now that they are starting to do their job they’re gripped by the impetus to whitewash their complicity in all that’s happened since that fateful election night in 2000. Plamegate’s exploding…