The Phoenix came out against Question 3 in this week's editorial, but I have to respectfully disagree with their opinion. I wrote about the issue back in July and I still maintain the position to vote yes. (I thank the Phoenix for letting me voice an opinion that conflicts with that of the editorial.
You know, if only they'd lower the squash drinking age, more pumpkins might party in supervised environments.
I have no idea who took this photo, but many thanks to Good Comrade April in LA for forwarding it to me and taking my mind off the election for a few minutes.
Trick or treatment? . . . Happy Halloween.
DEATH OF A POL5 years agoOctober 31st, 2003 | Peter Kadzis looked back at the life of the late Louise Day Hicks.
"She was best known for her unyielding stance against court-ordered busing and her militant support of neighborhood schools. Unlike Boston School Committee members John Kerrigan and Pixie Palladino, brittle personalities who later supplanted her on the front lines of those opposed to busing, she was not, I believe, a racist.
Fiery infernos, white-hot metal, spooky devil music, and a "pumpkin-flinging trebuchet" -- surely, this is what Halloween was created for. Furnaces and spectators are officially stoked for the Iron Guild's third Halloween iron pour at the Providence Steel Yard (a DIY-craftsmanship playground where the metalheads play).
Last Wednesday, the Coolidge's upstairs theater was heaving with
excitable dorks of all stripes, all giddy with anticipation for a live
reading and performance from John Hodgman and his surprise musical guest, Jonathan Coulton. You don't get a bill like this too often, folks. (Impatient peeps, scroll down for the MP3 download.
I have just been informed that I am not allowed to vote.
Despite mailing in my voter registration, ON TIME, to the CORRECT ADDRESS, apparently it was "lost in the mail," according to the woman who works at the City of Somerville (where I live) Election Department. Because I moved out of the city where I was previously registered more than 18 months ago, I am, per her words "unable to vote on November 4th."
Last night, my mother and I were discussing, what else, the upcoming election, and Mom referred to Sarah Palin as "Lady Six-Pack." I like it. Let's spread that one around, Internets.
Strange as it may seem, this time last year, the Celtics were a big question mark. An intriguing one, sure, but nobody knew exactly what to expect -- Could a team's fortunes really turn around that quickly? Would the "Big Three" hold up over an 82-game season? Could they hang with the best of the Eastern Conference, to say nothing of the big boys out West? Is Rajon Rondo really going to be able to run this show? And can this much talent overcome bad coaching?
Portland Phoenix managing editor Jeff Inglis will be on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program this afternoon from 2:40 to 3 pm, talking about the importance of voting and taking calls from listeners.
Inspired by a piece I wrote about "RickeyPAC" (see "Who's Your Rickey?",
October 17), and based on the effort of a group of friends of mine to
convince another friend to vote, NPR is including our effort in their
coverage of the run-up to the presidential election.
Friend and former Phoenix staffer Jumana Farouky, now living in London and working for Time mag, has long contended that the entire world should be allowed to vote in US elections because . . . well, we're electing "the leader of the free world" after all. If the Jumana Plan had been put into place six years ago, we strongly suspect that Mr.
Depending on whom
you ask, Massachusetts-based protest organizer Gregg Housh had a major victory –
or a significant loss – in Boston Municipal Court this Wednesday. As reported
in The Phoenix this past week in the feature “Battling Scientology,” Housh
faced charges of harassment, disturbing the peace, and disturbing religious
worship for his involvement with the picket group Anonymous and his actions against
the Boston Church of Scientology
What am I doing tonight? Simple - the same thing I do every Friday night. When I leave the newsroom, I'll head straight home, where I'll make myself some hot cocoa, and maybe even pop some corn. Then I'll put on some Lee Greenwood, curl up on the couch, and marinate with the latest issue of Black Republican magazine.
Yes, this is vaguely disturbing.
Panel of experts Lance Gould, Sara Faith Alterman, and Henry Santoro sound off on Cares/Who Cares [mp3], Fridays on The Sandbox, 101.7 WFNX.
"This document contains over 60 pages of evidence and analysis proving Barack Obama’s use of a little-known and highly deceptive and manipulative form of “hack” hypnosis on millions of unaware Americans, and reveals what only a few psychologists and hypnosis/NLP experts know."