Cloudy with light rain earlier. Now the sun is out. Partly cloudy. No chemtrails. Just decomposing cumulus clouds. 4:30 PM.

Sam Smith [In 2008 Barack Obama] was running to be America’s first black president, which assumed that skin color and the ethnicity of one’s father outdistanced every cultural factor including who actually raised you. In fact, here is Wikipedia’s summary of Obama’s experience with his black father: On August 4, 1961, at the age of […]

Freedom Rider: Uncle Tom Celebrities by Margaret Kimberley   A young singer who dresses like a bellhop considers himself to be the “new black.” A rapper-actor-songwriter operates under the delusion that racism is like a love affair gone bad. A TV and movie heartthrob invites whites to call him “nigger.” Where do we get these […]

1/21/15 Here is what the sun looks like today. Compare to yesterday below. That’s got to be 10 or 20 times bigger. This is what the sun looks like without its corona, apparently. The difference between the two pictures is absolutely amazing. Needless to say it’s overcast again. We have become a city of almost constant […]

3/19/15 Look at this. I went out on this overcast day and saw a round orb in the place where the sun might have been, its rays unable to penetrate the mantle. But I thought that this orb was much too small to be the sun. True, I’m not used to looking directly at the […]

Tom Engelhardt In The Age of Acquiescence, a new book about America’s two Gilded Ages, Steve Fraser asks why it was that, in the nineteenth century, another period of plutocratic excesses, concentration of wealth and inequality, buying of politicians, and attempts to demobilize the public, Americans took to the streets with such determination and in […]

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