Monthly Archives: November 2014

What did Obama do?

He punted.  He basically told Congress “I’m going to just stand here until you people fix this.” This is not an amnesty. An amnesty would regularize the status of undocumented immigrants. This will not do that.  It will simply provide … Continue reading

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At least it’s not April.

It’s the third week in November. It is the anniversary of my father’s death, followed the next day by my eldest son’s birthday. (Believe me, I have been grateful to providence that the two did not fall on the same … Continue reading

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Social justice music.

I am listening to The Voice. This week I have purchased two singles, “Redemption Songs,” sung by Anita Antoinette (my favorite performer still on the show) and “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” performed by Damien. I chose hymns. How … Continue reading

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QOTD, for those in Silicon Valley

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, talking about the lack of affordable housing in Mountain View: “Next time we have a big earthquake, the safest place is to be in Tracy, because as far as I know, every cop, firefighter … Continue reading

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Sounding off about The Voice.

[Warning: this post is about the television show The Voice. There are a lot of things – important things, at that — to write about in the world, and I am expending time (not to mention a thousand words) on … Continue reading

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The other day I saw a Rachel Maddow piece about Kaci Hickox, the nurse in Maine who has defied orders to stay sequestered in her house.  Hickox has been tested for Ebola, does not have Ebola, has shown no signs … Continue reading

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Work is over, again. I was part of a political operation (a small part) again.  Election work is, by its nature, temporary and cyclical. Every second Tuesday in November there is a flurry of activity, followed by the campaign workers’ … Continue reading

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I am not going to do an analysis of the California ballot, another than to make an observation: Unions and trial attorneys make easy villains.  But what are unions but collections of workers? Being in favor of taking care of … Continue reading

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