Monthly Archives: September 2007

Syracuse Anti-War Rally

Not every rally has to take place in Washington or New York City to be worthwhile. This is very good, especially in Rep. Jim Walsh’s home turf. Walsh is facing a stiff challenge in 2008 after a close re-election in 2006. Such things can focus one marvelously.


photo by Al Campanie / The Post-Standard. More photos here.

Continue reading


NY Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants & Forrest Gump Rule

On September 21st Governor Spitzer announced that immigrants would be able to get New York State driver’s licenses.

Well, either it’s been a slow summer or the Governor has apparently proposed the most reckless thing ever. The biomass is indeed encountering the cooling system.

Continue reading

Kyl-Lieberman — 2002 Redux?

When I was three years old, so I am told, I inquisitively stuck a pair of tweezers into an electrical outlet. I never did that again.

Do we New Yorkers elect and re-elect tweezer pokers to the United States Senate? At times I wonder. Continue reading

A Pictorial Devolution of a Grand Old Party

1957: President Eisenhower sends in the 101st Airborne to Little Rock after Gov. Orval Faubus defied an order to integrate the school.

br0130bs.jpg(click to enlarge)

Continue reading

A Study in Contrasts: Expensive Frailty

Let’s put two things together, and see if you get what I get.

From the Boston Globe, this:

Learning From Limbaugh

Oh, no. Have we come to this?

  • MoveOn said General Betray Us.
  • Rush Limbaugh said phony soldiers.
  • Congress said bad MoveOn!
  • Blogs and Democrats say bad Rush!
  • Pee Wee Herman said “I know you are, but what am I?”
  • Francis said “I know you are, but what am I?”

I have an idea. Instead of blasting away at Rush, let’s take him at his word. He’s entitled to his opinion, and we can all learn something from it. Continue reading

Senate Passes Veto-Proof Hate Crimes Legislation

In a 60-39 vote to proceed to adoption, the Senate approved the Kennedy amendment which adds sexual orientation, gender identity and disability to the existing hate crimes legislation.  Continue reading