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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Modest Proposal (Maybe Too Modest)...

Jonathan Rauch offers this proposal to deal with the immigration issue. It's compassionate, realistic, and definitely workable.

Of course it'll never happen; the demagogue politicians and talk radio Mau-Maus have too much to gain by distorting and misleading...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Don't(?) Stop Believin'

So Tony and his family are chowing down at a local Jersey eatery. Sinister characters all around – or is that just Tony’s paranoia? Or ours?

Truth is, you don’t really know until the guns come out. Or they don’t.

Whether he checks out in a few seconds from a lead slug in the head, or in a few decades from arteries clogged with cannoil, such is the uncertainty Tony is condemned to live with. That’s the point of it all.

I think.

Or maybe David Chase is just pulling a fast one. Whatever. It least it got our minds off the stupid war and the stupid price of gas and Paris Goddamn Hilton for a couple of hours...

Friday, June 08, 2007

The Immigrant Song

Here's something you're not likely to hear on your favorite TV or radio squawk show*: a sensible, real-world approach to the immigration question...

*An exception is made for Paul Harris at KMOX, St. Louis, who linked the article to his website and interviewed the author on-air.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Any Port In The Storm, Dept.

There hasn't been a lot of good news of late in the realm of spoken-word radio, but here's some: Phil Hendrie is returning to radio.