Monday, October 31, 2011


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Carlin Street

That's where I want to live.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Inside current US culture, kids are generally seen as knowing and obnoxious schemers, somehow always smarter than their parents, sexualized, made to seem like junior-mint Yuppies about as narcissistic as the grown-ups. One of the remaining beautiful parts of Japan is the respect shown toward children as children. Most books, television, games, toys, anime, and movies seem emotionally sophisticated, and the creators expect Japanese children to understand. . .

Komaneko is one of the sweetest and saddest movies/anime I know. And so quiet. Another difference: turn on anything American for kids and there won't be more than a nano-second of silence.

Created by Tsuneo Goda, from 2006. (The shorter Komaneko Christmas can be found here.)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blood Simple

Another international leader murdered, another legal and historic abomination, another chorus of cheers from the gibbering class, another day in the USA.

Another view of the victim of Obama's latest bloodletting; and about chickens coming home to roost . . .

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Unpeople

In news from Yemen, the U.S. government is being accused of killing a 16-year-old U.S. citizen in a drone strike last week. The teenager, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, became the third American killed in Yemen in a U.S. drone strike in the past three weeks. He was the son of Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born cleric assassinated in a separate drone strike last month. Initial news accounts reported Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was 21 years old, but his family says he was only 16. They said he was born in Denver in 1995. Nasser al-Awlaki, the boy’s grandfather, said, "To kill a teenager is just unbelievable, really, and they claim that he is an al-Qaeda militant. It’s nonsense. They want to justify his killing, that’s all."

Chris Floyd.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How to Talk to Rocks

Monday, October 17, 2011

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Playful? Against the most sophisticated and deepest police state in human history? Against the most vicious and selfish money class?

Chris Hedges aside, my hunch is that things have become so bad, that normal political action has become so delinked from consequence, the only chance for a weakening of Corporate suffocation is to start making Jamie Dimon, Ben Bernanke, Lloyd Blankfein, Tim Geithner, Larry Summers, Brian Moynihan, Hank Paulsen, Dick Fuld, John Mack, John Thain and all their apparatchiks very physically uncomfortable.

One year later, the permanent Egyptian comprador class is stronger and more entrenched than ever. And whatever happened to all that jumping and yelling in Wisconsin? (Besides the carceral anti-union laws going into effect.)

France, Russia, Mexico, Cuba, South Africa, the Congo, China, Iran, Algeria, Nicaragua, the antebellum South -- all successful revolutions against much weaker established states than USA 2011. And not one of them playful.

A Kent State/Jackson State event may be in the offing. Then back to iPhone apps?

Once again, Mr. Twain:
"There were two 'Reigns of Terror', if we could but remember and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon a thousand persons, the other upon a hundred million; but our shudders are all for the horrors of the momentary Terror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty and heartbreak? A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief terror that we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror -- that unspeakable bitter and awful Terror which none of us has been taught to see in its vastness or pity as it deserves."

Sunday, October 16, 2011


One year before his execution by the National Security State, almost to the minute.

April 4, 1967, Riverside Church in Harlem.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

No More

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Not that assassinating the Saudi Ambassador (and the rest of the "royal family") isn't a great idea. . .

Ray McGovern, Justin RaimondoPatrick and Alexander CockburnGareth Porter.

Pretty rich smoke coming from a regime that just summarily executed three U.S. citizens. . .

Monday, October 10, 2011


The protests are being infiltrated.

While the pigs are being pigs.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Thank you, Michael Hickox.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The C.B.A.

The new Communist Basketball Association! Bill Simmons and Jay Kang explain.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"A Great American said. . ."

And about all those whining darkies. . .

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


My favorite basketball player (and GM) of all time. Pure heart.

Jonathan Abrams with a beautiful piece.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


50 years ago tonight: the show at its most deranged.

Not a cloud in sight. . .

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Moment

Sunday, October 2, 2011


There are no excuses left. Either you join the revolt taking place on Wall Street and in the financial districts of other cities across the country or you stand on the wrong side of history. Either you obstruct, in the only form left to us, which is civil disobedience, the plundering by the criminal class on Wall Street and accelerated destruction of the ecosystem that sustains the human species, or become the passive enabler of a monstrous evil. Either you taste, feel and smell the intoxication of freedom and revolt or sink into the miasma of despair and apathy. Either you are a rebel or a slave. -- Chris Hedges


Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Most

"The most disastrous president in our history in terms of civil liberties" says Jonathan Turley.