CNN’s Taste for Instant Coffee (and the Left)


Did you ever wonder how the obscure Tea-Party-take-off “Coffee Party” suddenly had it’s own professional website and a hundred thousand facebook fans? Yeah. Neither did CNN. Whereas CNN couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge the burgeoning Tea Party gatherings of family people concerned over taxes and ever-intrusive federal government until they sent a rabid correspondent out [...]

The Internet and Us: Who’s in Charge Anyway?


Earlier today, our very own David Swindle alerted me to this documentary Douglas Rushkoff directed for PBS’s “Frontline.” The subject: how the Internet is changing us.
We used to do one thing at a time, drink a cup of coffee with our friends in our favorite bar and read a book at night. These days, we’re [...]

Bernie Goldberg Thinks I’m a “Kool Aid Drinker” Since I Was Unimpressed by His Toothless Criticisms of the “Hard Right” on O’Reilly


Am I a Kool Aid drinker? Well, this morning I’m actually a coffee drinker. The Kool Aid pitcher in the Swindle-Bey household fridge is just about empty right now.
I bring it up because apparently Fox News commentator Bernie Goldberg seems to think he knows what I’m drinking these days.
Last night I did a few live-blogging [...]

Memo to Vegans: Plants Want to Live, Too – NYTimes.com


I stopped eating pork about eight years ago, after a scientist happened to mention that the animal whose teeth most closely resemble our own is the pig. Unable to shake the image of a perky little pig flashing me a brilliant George Clooney smile, I decided it was easier to forgo the Christmas ham. A […]

The People’s History Channel


Exhausted after a full day of kayak fishing in the waters off Green Island in the Lower Laguna Madre, I plopped down on the floor and crossed my legs under the coffee table  in front of the TV.  I stared at the laptop for a moment, then opened it and pressed the “On” button.  Roused [...]

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Tiger: As Cold As Ice


In an essay on Rush Limbaugh I stated,
“I like my coffee black and my NFL football straight.”
This was a send up on Joe Namath’s quip “I like my women blond and my Johnny Walker Red.” I almost never care or want to know anything about an athlete’s personal life, political opinions, [...]

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Romney Slams Huckabee Over Clemencies


Appearing on CNNs “Larry King Live,” former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney lashed out at former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for granting clemency to Maurice Clemmons. Clemmons was found guilty of armed robbery and other violence crimes. Although prosecutors and Clemmons’ victims urged Huckabee not to pardon him, the governor did so nonetheless: a major and [...]

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