What They Said–Paul Murray: “Even with a boorish loudmouthed orange sexist at the helm..”

My good friend Paul Murray, Scottish, South African, cat-whisperer, humanist, vegan, now based in Australia, with his wife Karen and 7 cats, has a way with words, uniquely his.  My own writing often resembles meandering schools of fish by comparison. I’m always negotiating. Whereas Paul can just slam a thing into the wall, when needed. […]

Glenn Greenwald V BBC on Trump Memo, CIA, Russia and Wikileaks

“You know of course, don’t you, that the Iraq war was started because that agency said that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was in alliance with Al Qaeda, something that turned out to be tragically untrue, so of course people would treat those claims skeptically.”   “The problem that people have is […]

Network President Admits To RFK Jr. Pharma Rules TV Content

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  “I ate breakfast last week with the president of a network news division and he told me that during non-election years, 70% of the advertising revenues for his news division come from pharmaceutical ads. And if you go on TV any night and watch the network news, you’ll see they become just a vehicle […]

What They Said: Barack Obama

Remember? #DNC @RepDWStweets @donnabrazile @HillaryClinton Cheated @BernieSanders in plain sight!#saturdaymorning pic.twitter.com/zKRODzOhzg — Pinball Wizard (@comermd) December 17, 2016

Behind The Curtain At The Normal Factory

“This is all to say that popular discussions of the pathologies of “Trump supporters” have become trite and boring. “Those people” are always depicted through the same phony anthropological prism, as if pundits are examining some inexplicable phenomenon that just suddenly became evident in the material universe. Trump supporters exist in all walks of life […]

Listening To You: Reinaldo Arenas

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  “But regardless, if someone is a true writer—not an opportunist who wants to be in favor with the government of the day—that person is always going to be for freedom. Because the simple truth is that without freedom, the writer cannot exist. And the writer who is for freedom is, by definition, not for […]