Archive for December, 2008

Does anyone remember affirmative action? Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn said Burris’ race should have nothing to do with lawmakers’ opposition to Burris taking Obama’s seat. He said Burris, whom he respects, made “a mistake” by accepting Blagojevich’s offer. Democrats in Illinois seem to be forgetting the principle that blacks should be pushed into positions of […]

Steve & Barry


Crying in your beer? Your favorite store may soon be closing! Retailers may close 73,000 stores in the first half of 2009, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers. Talbots Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. are among chains shuttering underperforming locations. Could you live without your local Talbots? More than a dozen retailers, including […]



**** Frost/Nixon – It’s rare for a Hollywood movie to be filled with suspense without its requisite sex and violence, but not a muscle moved in the theater as Frost cornered Nixon (or was it the other way around?) in the riveting climax of this actionless film. At first I resisted, wondering what got into […]

Mileage Money


Why is the government so excited about switching from the gas tax to electronically billed mileage taxes? A year ago, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced it had demonstrated that a new way to pay for roads — via a mileage tax and satellite technology — could work. Now Gov. Ted Kulongoski says he’d like […]

Like, You Know


Haven’t they told her that all she has to say is “Hope and Change?”

Losers, Not


The Pats had a great season despite the loss of their starting quarterback – the great Brady. That’s a happy thing. Brett Favre letting them down was a sad thing. There was a remarkable 11-win season that not many thought possible after Tom Brady [stats] went down during the first quarter of the opening game […]

Can you Imagine John Lennon as one of the world’s worst fathers? Listen to his first son, Julian, as an adult, describe the lack of support that John provided, on any level. Imagine all the people Living life in peace… Imagine all the people Sharing all the world… Even though he says he only saw […]