Saints vs. Carolina, and Michael Jordan, and Barack Obama…

Yes, I love the New Orleans Saints…but of equal important in this week’s game are the following five simple facts: 1. I hate Michael Jordan. 2. Michael Jordan is involved with the Charlotte Bobcats, located in the same city as the Panthers. 3. Micheal Jordan used to play for UNC, a college located very close to…

The GOP’s final solution…

When it comes to… …disaster aid, clean air, clean water, financial regulation, voting rights, health care, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, mortgage reform, banking reform, union support and collective bargaining, jobs programs, unemployment insurance, infrastructure repair, fairness in taxation, energy assistance, coal, natural gas and oil industry regulation, overall environmental concerns including endangered species and especially global…

Wistful night on the crisis lines…

Yep, working the Adult Crisis lines tonight all by my lonesome, waiting for the phone to ring in an office building I’ve known off and on for twenty years, and thinking about being elsewhere…just missing a late night walk up Polk Street to California, take a right and climb up and over Nob Hill to Kearney,…

And now, a word from our sponsors…vacation version

And now, a word from our sponsors… Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles The hidden subtext? Obviously… See ya next week Thursday…going to San Francisco to wander some hills for a few days, hit some taquerias for good food and cheap beer… Have a nice day.

Now, BP’s being sued for price manipulation…

So, you know about BP’s past year in the Gulf Coast… And you may have heard a little something about their travails in Alaska…that whole thing about being ordered to pay $25 million in civil fines for not properly maintaining their pipelines, which resulted in two additional spills in Prudhoe Bay… Oh, but that’s not all…when your…

So, What has Big Oil and Obama Learned? Apparently, Not Much

In an article by AP, which spoke with oil industry experts and took a look at the Mineral Management Service, the Bureau of Ocean Management Service, not much has changed and with the drilling moratorium set to expire on November 30th, one might be inclined to question – what was the point of the moratorium…

Dear Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California State Senate…A-A-Ahem…

Fuck you. Really…when all of you, both Democrat and Republican are finished congratulating yourselves on how you finally reached a budget “deal,” may each and every one of you then immediately lose every dollar you personally have and wind up on the streets with no contacts, no accounts and no visible means of support so…