Thursday, June 02, 2011



Made my yearly pilgrimage to Yosemite last week. As always – an inspirational space.

Also went over to the Hetch Hechy Reservoir for the first time. I wonder what that valley would have looked like if it weren’t filled with water.


The brutal injury to Buster Posey is sickening to think about.

I’d like to see the Mavericks beat the Heat, but I doubt it will happen.

Barcelona in the Champion’s League final was beautiful to watch.

FIFA is a corrupt dictatorship. No sign it will change any time soon.


The bad news is that the presumptive Republican candidates are a joke. The good news is that the presumptive Republican candidates are a joke.

It’s good to see that old people are frightened by Ryan’s plan to reduce the deficit on the backs of those who can’t afford it. They vote. Many of the poorer people who will bear the burden of Republican economic orthodoxy don’t vote.

Obama leaves much to be desired. All the others leave even more to be desired.

Jerry Brown is doing a good job. The California Legislature remains hopeless.

It looks more and more like our interim mayor, Ed Lee, is head and shoulders above all those who want to take his place.


It’s hard to see a way through the mess that stretches from the Mediterranean to the Himalayas. Are there any good guys anywhere?

The status quo is unacceptable. The tidal wave for change is uncontrollable. Wanna swap a dictator for a terrorist? Wanna swap a corrupt autocrat for a religious fanatic? Wanna swap repressive stability for a weak democracy? The choices are terrible.

On the surface China, India and Brazil are doing well. Beneath the surface there are rumblings. Stay tuned.

Every day Pakistan finds new ways to stay fucked up.

At Home:

Unemployment won’t go down.

Housing is in the toilet.

Bankers are getting richer.

American exceptionalism has great appeal.

Our educational system is woeful.

We don’t have an energy policy.

We don’t have an immigration policy.

The Supreme Court is one vote short of fascism uber alles.

That’s enough for now. Have a nice day . . .


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