Random Bits of Newsy Goodness


There is, as always, good news and bad news. Here are a few links to some of each, and I’ll leave it to you to decide which is which.


If that doesn’t make you smile, maybe you need to think about this piece for a bit:


I get real excited when the 17th century rears it’s ugly head with lessons for us modern folks. It reminds me of how young a species we really are. Speaking of young, I’ll bet most of you will get all misty eyed at this little remix:


By golly, that man taught me how to question reality. And he did it in a sweater with a cheesy little plastic town. Maybe my fears for the future of Asheville are misplaced after all.

If National current events are more your style tonight, why not take a listen to Leon Panetta giving cover to the inevitable Obama cave-in to the Republican insistence on austerity, austerity, austerity, except for the guys with all the bombs and guns and drones and stuff. Those guys can’t take a single cut in anything whatsoever. Never mind that the level of cuts we are talking about are routinely handled by the likes of the NEA, NPR, the Department of Education, the EPA, and etc. War is precious, ain’t it.

So as to not leave you on a sour note, you should also know that this is the anniversary of the publishing of the Pentagon Papers, as well as the establishment of the Miranda Rights, without which Starsky and Hutch would have been shy of about half it’s collective dialogue.

My favorite bit of history for today though, is the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381, because it seems so familiar somehow, as if it were only the day after tomorrow. War is precious, but Revolution is sweet.

But lest I forget about the terrible human cost of both of these human preoccupations, there is this very necessary and serious advice, make a will.

Or at least use sunscreen.



  1. Diogenes says:

    Because somedays you just need Adolf Hitler on vibes to get your heart started.