radio silence.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB9nm-Vjv-4&feature=related] I think I’m burned out from the news. Too much salt, not enough sweet. I’m trying to catch up yet find myself sinking deep into a malaise, my eyes flood with too much information. It’s difficult for me to focus on a single item…

scattered thoughts on moderation and restoring sanity.

I had every intention of going to DC for the Rally to Restore Sanity. The spectacle and clarion call, the gathering of moderates was seductive. However, in typical moderate fashion, I didn’t figure out a plan to get there. By the time I realized I…

bookmarks.

I’ve been writing and thinking a lot about the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of you know this from an earlier post. As a result, my reading list is unending. Yesterday’s New York Times has also spotlighted this latest trend of war literature written…

lost in translation.

Warning: This is an extremely meta post. In response to a recent NYT article in which I was quoted, a very clever reader I assume, googled me, found my Facebook profile and proceeded to send me the following message: Speak for yourself. Asian and Indian…

‘post-racial’ hubris.

Someone sent me a link to yet another piece of writing admonishing Tiger Woods and its inevitable knee jerk comparison to liberal disappointment with Obama. Le grand sigh. I think my greatest complaint stems from the following paragraph: Both men are of mixed race. Yet…

Health Care Reform Debate Round-Up

DSC_4408, originally uploaded by indigo_belle (bellewetherstate). Yesterday, I kind of lost my shit on Twitter about Health Care Reform. I shared with the twitterverse and now here, that I worked as an intern for Senator Russ Feingold (D, WI) during summer of 1994. As most…

I Want My Country Back

Tea Party Protestor, Staten Island, NY – April 15, 2009, originally uploaded by indigo_belle. I’m not sure which America she’s talking about either. To be honest, I find these town hall meetings distressing. Grown ass people are practically throwing tantrums over a social reform agenda…

‘Teachable Moment’

I think it was Malcolm X who had once said, ‘You got to make them laugh in order to make them think.’ Last night, the Colbert Report tried to disambiguate the furor over Gates-gate. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c <td style='padding:2px…

Public Option Now

Health Care Reform Rally – Washington, DC. June 25, 2009, originally uploaded by indigo_belle. It should be restated again. We need health care reform now. For one, like MSM, I got distracted by the Gates-gate episode. Following this very complex conversation or rather deconstruction about…

MJ Legacy, Ctd.

For those of you aren’t aware, Jay Smooth’s Illdoctrine video blog often offers the most insightful discourse on issues and themes in the hip hop world as well as pop culture. His most recent post about MJ offers a deconstruction I haven’t heard too many…