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Archive of entries posted on September 2011

Movin’ On Up

I’ve lived in my current apartment since May of 2000. That means I’ve lived here longer than any other home in my life. It’s been a good apartment. Which is a surprise, considering that I had no idea how long I’d stay here. I only saw two or three apartments when I decided to move [...]

If I Had a Child, He or She Would Be Named Elizabeth Warren

I can’t express the admiration I have for the woman some call Professor Warren (as some sort of weird insult). If you want just one example of why, watch the clip in this link, a video that’s really made the rounds today. She takes apart the “class warfare” thing way better than anyone else I’ve [...]

Are You Gay? I’m Not Gay.

Yesterday was the end of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” So now, in support of its expiration, I’m going to ask and tell everyone I meet for the rest of my life. I’ve found that people really appreciate personal questions from strangers. So add “Are you gay?” to this list of questions I already ask upon [...]

Class War? Blow It Out Your Ass, Whore!

I just want to state for the record (if I haven’t already) that when Republicans use the phrase “class war,” I get deeply annoyed. You see, if a Democrat (or other non-partisan) suggests that there’s deep income inequality in our country, that there are perhaps policy changes that could help those less well off, specifically [...]

My 9/11

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of what has come to be generally known as 9/11 (have you heard??), and I still don’t know what I’ll do, if anything, to mark the occasion. Everywhere you turn in New York City, remembrances are taking place. Some of them may even be quite good. I don’t know. I [...]

I Still Hate Cell, Even the Smart, Phones

I don’t know if this is my first comment on the 2012 presidential election, but I’m sure it won’t be my last, especially since we still have another 14 months of crazy bullshit to wade through before we fucking vote. Man, I’m grumpy today. Anyway, “Catcher’s” Mitt Romney tried out a new soundbite yesterday when [...]

Scheepers Creepers; or Tommy Haas Will Cut You

This weekend (Saturday), the missus and I did our annual trip to the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens for the US Open. A friend even joined us this year. I suspect that he’ll want to join us again. He was very enthusiastic about the experience. Tennis fans tend to be pretty preppy, [...]

Yeah, I Like a Good Investment in Infrastructure

I’ve written in the past about how I think infrastructure is sexy. As a fan of the New Deal, I love the idea of the government investing in public works and public goods and public arts. This, apparently, makes me a Socialist. A few years ago, I’d have probably just been called a Democrat. Because [...]