Category Archives: Disasters


My heart breaks for my home state of California. I hope everyone survives the terrible firestorms. When my parents (now long gone) retired, they moved from Oakland to rural north Marin County; literally the other side of their street was … Continue reading

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Today, in Hospitality News

I guess that Marriott didn’t finish reading those articles about the Cajun Navy rescuing people: HIGH AND DRY Tourists on hurricane-hit Caribbean isle of St Thomas left ‘stranded’ when Marriott rescue ship refused to let non-guests board despite having ‘200 … Continue reading

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Today in Ayn Rand-Land…

We learn that those fiercely proud Capitalists at Walmart have called in the socialized police to protect their bottled water following the brave, Galt-like despoiling of the water in Libertarian paradise of West Virginia. (Think Progress)

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Relativism revisited

It must be near the end of the empire: The talk of a brokered convention never seems to die down and one interesting finding on this poll was that Sarah Palin is far more popular than any of the actual … Continue reading

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While his state burns to the ground, notorious secessionist theocrat Texas Governor Rick Perry will attend the 2012 Goat Rodeo GOP “debate” on Fox. PS – “Under Gov. Rick Perry (R) this year, Texas slashed state funding for the volunteer … Continue reading

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Cowardly, Stupid, and Tragically Wrong…

Dahlia Lithwick at Slate: …Say what you want about how Congress forced Obama’s hand today by making it all but impossible to try the 9/11 conspirators in regular Article III courts.* The only lesson learned is that Obama’s hand can … Continue reading

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If you want to donate $ to help Japan

…may I suggest Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)? They are using their general funds to be there and have not yet setup a specific account for Japan — but they are already there!

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