Archive for the 'Politics' Category

A real San Francisco treat. On Halloween, no less!

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

I don’t usually do this, because, you know, I’m not Dan and I don’t want my blog to just be a bunch of links to stuff I find interesting. I’d rather actually share my opinion. But this article on Salon about the San Francisco mayoral is just so good. It helped me understand why I […]

If I want a diatribe, I’ll write it myself.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

Desperate for talk radio on Monday, while driving around running errands on my day off, I turned on Rush Limbaugh’s program. He wasn’t there, of course, and Roger Hedgecock was sitting in for him. I listened. I really tried. I withstood about 10 minutes of it, but the tone of it was viscerally upsetting to […]


Friday, September 12th, 2003

I am, apparently, a soulless hull of what used to be a human being. Some kind of emotional zombie, perhaps. I may be the only American who is not grieving on September 11 (who is not also plotting against the government). For full disclosure, I should state that I never grieved over what happened on […]

Where is the liberal media?

Friday, September 5th, 2003

What media can a young, center-leftist in the United States listen to and/or read to form her opinions these days? I miss NPR so badly. Of course, I’m defining NPR as KQED or WBUR. Sure, Houston has an NPR affiliate, but about 80% of the time it’s playing classical music from the University of Houston. […]

They’re truly freakin’ everywhere…

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003

I never subscribed to the ultra-lefty (very California) attitude that giant corporations are sucking away our souls. (Who’s more obsessed with the capitalist machine, really — greedy CEOs who crush neighborhood competition, or lefties who seem to believe that our souls are inextricably bound to the dollars in our wallets? For the record, my vote […]