Daily Archives: June 29, 2010

Grassley brought up something wild today at the Kagan hearing…

Listen to this… is the Second Amendment right to bear arms granted by God? Gee, I guess Grassley thinks so. Kagan handled it pretty well.

But this shows what’s fundamentally wrong with so many folks in our government.

Confessions of a Former Conservative (via The Hippie Professor)

I picked this up today… there’s more at his site (including another half of this article).

I have a confession to make. I used to be a conservative. I am now a liberal. This is my story. To be honest, this article may not be of interest to anyone but me. It describes changes in my political views that have occurred over the course of 40 years or so. There may or may not be some insights in here – insights that might apply to politics in general. Regardless, I feel the need to write this – partly because I want to get some of it off my … Read More

via The Hippie Professor

Goodbye to John Willis

Everyone in the theatre likes to read Theatre World, the annual report of shows on Broadway, Off Broadway and in regional locations around the country. Originally founded by Daniel Blum, it was taken over by Willis in 1965 when Blum died.
Willis stayed in charge of Theatre World until his retirement in 2008 (it is now edited by Ben Hodges.)

I must say that one of my favorite treasures on my bookshelf is the Theatre World which lists Ride The Winds, the show Berta Walker and I produced at the Bijou Theatre on Broadway in 1972. The fact that we we appeared there made me feel like a legitimate theatre professional.

John Willis died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 93.

Here’s a stupid quote… would you believe it is from Fox & Friends?

Gee… I sure would.

“The President took a matter of hours to pick a commander in Afghanistan so why is it taking months to plug the leaking oil?”

– Brian Kilmeade Fox and Friends

And these are the people who have the same responsibilities as a US President, no?