"US economic growth slows to slowest pace in almost 5 years" says the headline as the DOW hits a record 13700. My MSN home page is from Winston-Salem NC ( a place i lived for a few years) and daily reports on the closed factories, furniture, textiles, tobacco, manufacturing. Airline employees took a 40% pay cut. Insider trading is on the rise (Check out Che Bobs recent post)
The Dems fold, Cindy Sheehan quits, more people hopefully take the constant barrage of fundraising pleas from both parties and throw them in the trash. Surge keeps surging, we can't stay and we can't leave.
Walking into the Hitchin Post tavern in Melrose Mt after a hard day guiding I ran into fellow fishing bum Jim Harrison. Drinking Stoli on the rocks, Jim spins some great tales of saltwater flyfishing with Ted Williams and Stu Apte back in the day. I love True North and the poetry, but he is one wild character, eyes askew, untamed hair and random teeth, he could be any homeless guy in any big city.
This supposed "free speech" fight in Venezuela creates a lot more questions than answers. Look at the dress and skin color of the two groups of demonstrators and you start to get a feel for Venezuelan society. What role do Amnesty Int , Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders play in political battles? How does propaganda or for that matter advertising in general fit into our notions about the free exchange of ideas? Does modern mass media change the paradigm? The discussion rages over at Renegade Eye. What role did media play in the Rwanda massacres, in Hitlers rise to power, in the Iraq War?