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RUTH BADASS GINSBERG, THE BIG G

On a COMPLETELY different note, I enjoyed my session with Kim Simpson yesterday on Folkways on KUTX-FM, which is KUTX.org online. I never thought I’d be on Folkways in my life, that’s for sure. So I was reading this story on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and I liked …

DELTA BLUES ON THE RIVER OF DEATH

My favorite short comment recently: A Twitter follower of mine wrote: “This guy Jesse Sublett is nuts! But he’s my kind of nut.” Since I last wrote to you about Grave Digger Blues, my new eBook crime novella for iPad and Kindle, a couple of cool new reviews have come …

SECESSION OBSESSION UNABATED

  The big word on secession on Monday was “ignored,” as in the ABC headline “TEXAS SECESSION PETITION IGNORED BY WHITE HOUSE,” which was appeared in dozens of slight variations in media coverage online and elsewhere. The petitions (at least one from every state) were filed on the White House …

REPLACE GOP DEBATES WITH PUMPKIN CANNON CONTEST

Would you rather hose out your cat litter box than watch another “I’m dumber and more Stone Age than you are” GOP debate? You’re not alone. How about midget wrestling? Pumpkin cannon contests? Now you’re talking. Right wing change, like farts after a frijole eating contest, is in the wind. …

BILLIONAIRES HATE THEMSELVES, PITY SELVES, GOD HELP US

“Billionaires Self Pity” is driving right wing politics. Talk about hit the nail on the head. Here’s an excerpt of Glen Greenwald’s brilliant article in Salon about two of the most despicable people in America, the Koch brothers. The Weekly Standard now has a very lengthy defense of — including …

GLENN BECK ON CRACK

BARKING MAD… First thing I read in the Sunday NY Times was the cover story on the magazine, Being Glenn Beck. There he is, chipmunk cheeks and all, the big crybaby, national liar no. 1. I wanted to get it over with. Now, this guy is barking mad, no doubt …

Angst of the Britney Petroleum Disaster

LEAVE BRITNEY/BP ALONE!!!!!!!!!!! Remember the great Britney apologist? ? Who among us could forget? It was an instant YouTube classic. Leave it to a Texas politician to top that moment in pop culture history. I dare you to compare the drama, the angst, the pure pop emo of the two …