Saturday, September 29, 2007

Where's Rudy?

Filmmaker Robert Greenwald comes through again.

Friday, September 28, 2007

And Pallone makes a trifecta for man week here

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-Monmouth, did a terrific job speaking for me, complete with snark (you go, Frank!) at the end of his speech asking for Rush Limbaugh to be held to the same standards as (I'd actually have had him add Ann "poison Justice Stevens' creme broule" Coulter to that speech.)

Blue Jersey has more of the story and links to Media Matters' as-ever fabulous work in speaking truth to power.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

So our Jersey Boy is a "bear"?

I can't top Steven Hart's post at BlueJersey and cross-posted at Opinion Mill:

In today's news from the socio-cultural front, New Jersey-bred auteur Kevin Smith is slated to become a magazine-cover sex symbol.
The creator of Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Jersey Girl is going to be featured on the cover of A Bear's Life, a magazine for broad-beamed hirsute fellas and the men who dig them. As Smith explains:
Within that community there are bears - guys who look like me - and dudes who are really into them, who are called cubs. And, apparently, I'm the focus of a lot of admiration in this community. I'd be considered something of a coup, a score for a cub - the ultimate bear to get.
And they called and said, "Do you want to be on the cover of a magazine?" I was like, "Are you telling me there's someone out there who sexualizes me? I'll be on that magazine, totally."

More at

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I (heart) Evo Morales

Isn't Bolivia's first indigenous president adorable? I want to bring him home so he can nationalize our oil industry and give the land back to the people to use productively, instead of industry polluting it.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

She's right, you know

If mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be any more goddamn wars. Go Gidget.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The 9/11 memory hole

Poignant is the talking point of the day, but factual reality is what's on our radar.

That's why this piece today in Raw Story by Peter Lance, author of "1000 Years for Revenge," is a fascinating read. It's a narrative, so open the link when you have time to read it in entirety.

I didn't know Lance was gagged. Did you? I've been wondering why a top investigative reporter on al Qaeda would participate in the made-for-TV propaganda, "Path to 9/11," and never explain why.

Our former N.J. Gov. Thomas H. Kean's role in this narrative is significant, and Lance leaves me thinking there's more to the Kean story than he tells us here. We should be more curious about these things.

Cyrus failed to underscore the significance of the two fighters being scrambled out of Otis Air National Guard (ANG) base on Cape Cod, 188 miles from Ground Zero; arriving too late to interdict UA #175 which had hit the South Tower.

By the time he’d written the script, Nowrasteh had read my second 9/11 book Cover Up and he knew – per a Dec. 5, 2003 Bergent (sic) Record story quoting his advisor Gov. Tom Kean - that there were two F-16’s from an identical ANG base in Atlantic City which could have reached Manhattan in under eight minutes that day.

But they were never scrambled by NEADS or NORAD; a glaring omission left out of Kean’s 9/11 Commission Report that any desk assistant for ABC News could have uncovered with a simple search on Google.
The video I'm recommending for those who want to remember the truth, not the "1984"ed version of Sept. 11, 2001, is a documentary DVD featuring our own 9/11 widows dubbed the Jersey Girls, "9/11: Press for the Truth."