Category: Politics

  • Girlyman at Birchmere

    Last night was our 13th time seeing Girlyman live. The last time we saw them was the only time we took no guests. Last night, we set a new record (previously 19 at Highline Ballroom). Including us, we purchased 26 tickets for last night’s show. Two of our expected guests missed their flight […]

  • Phony Political Arguments

    I already regret starting this post. If I said everything I feel like saying, I’d be typing for a few days… Background I am sick of both parties, and 95% of all politicians. I voted for John McCain (in principle only, since I understand that my vote in NY for a Republican Presidential […]

  • We Should All Be Ashamed

    I didn’t have quite the same reaction as most people did (and still do) regarding the AIG bonuses. Having worked on Wall Street for 16 years, I thought I had a different perspective than most, but still, I understood where the populist anger was coming from. Unfortunately, it’s fueled by politicians, purely for […]

  • Girlyman at Joe’s Pub

    Last night was our eighth Girlyman concert. It was the third time we’ve seen them at Joe’s Pub (where it all began). The other five shows were spread out over five venues, in two states, in five cities, with vast differences between the venues and at times, the audience makeup as well. These […]

  • I Fully Support President Obama

    I voted for John McCain, so did Lois (or so she told me). Each of us admitted to the other, that even though we knew in advance that we were voting for McCain, we hesitated in the voting booth, and wanted to vote for Obama. Not because we believed the rhetoric, and certainly […]

  • Colin Powell is So Bold

    Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama. I didn’t see the interview on TV, nor have I read the full transcript, though I’ve seen a bunch of quotes on both TV and on the net. I wanted to write about my first impressions the next day, but got distracted. Today, Maureen Dowd wrote another […]

  • Selling the Presidency

    Yesterday, The NY Times had an article discussing the size of the ad budgets of both campaigns. Regardless of the statistics provided in that article, it crystalized for me something I had been feeling for a long while, but couldn’t articulate, even to myself. The purpose of ads is to sell something to […]

  • We Get What We Deserve

    This is a collection of random (but thematically related) thoughts, so it’s likely to ramble on for a while. We get what we deserve! This sounds harsh, especially given that sometimes bad things happen to good people, but it’s still true, even if we can’t understand why those things happen. It’s even more […]

  • No Shame Left In Politics

    To be honest, there’s really little shame left in the country (world?) in general, but in politics, it’s effectively non-existent. I could write all day about this topic, or have a post-a-day for a very long time. Instead, I’ll cram it in to this one post. First, John McCain. Two recent giant disappointments. […]

  • Richard Lewis at Tarrytown Music Hall

    I’ve been a long-time fan of Richard Lewis. In addition to loving his standup act, both Lois and I were fans of Anything But Love for its entire run. Last night was the first time that either of us has seen him perform live. He had an unannounced opening act (which I’ll cover […]