In part one I talked about what it's like to be an old hippie. I consider myself an old hippie. That should've been clear from the earlier post. I also talked about what I think being a hippie is all about, or was all about, since there are very few hippies left in the world... Continue Reading →
Those of you who are long long time readers know that I am a big fan of the National Football Leader (NFL). I love watching football, so the idea of a work stoppage in the NFL comes as a serious disappointment. But I understand and support the players in their labor dispute with the NFL... Continue Reading →
One of the most common tools for political research, and I use the word research very generously, is the opinion poll. Political candidates use polls to see how the voters feel about them, especially during or leading up to an election campaign. Political pundits, especially those in the media, use them to, in their eyes,... Continue Reading →
ere in the USA and worldwide, and one that was not on the Obama bandwagon during the campaign, that chose to create this symbol of hope is, well, a hopeful sign. I urge every blogger on the Internet who wants a brighter future for this country and the whole world to pick up on this symbol and use it in a positive manner. Let's flood the Internet with this message of hope. Just as it was the Internet that made Obama's election possible, now let's make his message of hope and change a reality! To rewrite John Lennon's lyrics a little: Power to the people! Power to the people online!
I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. As a small boy my favorite television show was "Howdy Doody." My favorite character on the show was Clarabelle the Clown, a mute circus clown with a bicycle horn who was always pulling pranks. I loved watching "The Red Skelton Show" with my parents. Red was both... Continue Reading →
A December survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press looked broadly at how media were being consumed this campaign. In the most striking finding, half of respondents over the age of 50 and 39 percent of 30- to 49-year-olds reported watching local television news regularly for campaign news, while only... Continue Reading →
Today I am going to talk about something a little off topic, or so it may seem, for this site. I want to talk about the resignation of a college basketball coach and the media reaction to that resignation. Yesterday, Bobby Knight, the winningest coach in NCAA Division I men's basketball history resigned as head... Continue Reading →