Congrats America, You’re Officially Cool Again!
On November 5th, 2004 I drove across the border from Canada into Upstate New York, to do some shopping at a local outlet mall. Being the day after President Bush’s re-election what struck me was how quiet everything was. Everything and everyone. Despite the Greater Buffalo area having the appearance of a red state —…
Aiming Higher… Than Cheney, Anyway
Look, I ain’t even gonna go there, okay? It’s just too damn easy… Of all the scandals that could bring down the U.S. Government, is this really the only violent act that’s gonna stick?!
Of Poverty, Racism and Guns
While I certainly don’t think there’s any excuse for firing shots at people who are trying to rescue you, I do agree with the growing opinion that America’s poor, non-voting black population has not been a priority in the wake of Hurricane Katrina last week. I visited The Big Easy for a corporate gig at…
Here We Go Again
(image courtesy of JeffRense.com) Four years ago I can clearly remember watching the non-results of the 2000 U.S. Election from my suite in the Vancouver Sheraton, in the midst of a Labatt-sponsored, cross-Canada campus comedy tour. Four years later I watched John Kerry concede on TV while chowing down a two-dollar hot dog at a…
… The beach, that is! Just a few blocks behind my hotel is a wonderful stretch of sand, bordered by the hilly community of Palos Verdes on one end, and Redondo Beach Pier on the other. I’d post more photos, but of course I forgot to pack the transfer cable for my digital camera. Yesterday…