Ruthless People

Yesterday (July 8), Tom Ridge called a press conference to inform the public that intelligence now exists strongly suggesting that Al Queda will launch a major terrorism act inside the United States in an attempt to “disrupt” (read, “help the Democrats win”) the November elections.  Almost immediately, evil bastards in the DNC and their minions…

Kerry-Edwards Big Advantage? Hair

At a rally after announcing his pick for Veep, Senator John Kerry listed the things that make the Democrat ticket a better choice than the current administration.  His final, and presumably, most important point: “And we have better hair.  And that goes a long way.” Perhaps if the Senator wishes us to take him seriously…

Kerry Too Busy to Get Terror Briefing

Senator John Kerry turned down White House offers to receive briefings on the current terror risk assessment because he was too busy.  Last night on CNN’s Larry King Live, Kerry had this exchange (from Drudge): KING: News of the day, Tom Ridge warned today about al Qaeda plans of a large-scale attack on the United…

Great Rehearsal

It’s really coming together. It’s a great thing to see. Thank you, everyone, for what you’re doing. You might be doing this for yourself, but your dedication is such a gift to all the rest of us who went into it for OURselves. There is nothing better than being a part of a great team,…

That’s It!

I asked a couple people last night at rehearsal: “Are you ever standing on stage and all of the sudden, a thought pops into your head: ‘This is going to be AWESOME!’?” I had that feeling last night at rehearsal during the finale. We worked and re-worked that d*mn thing soo many times, but it…

Character & Scene

Last night was a trip. Jim had a few people come in to work on scenes: Bob, Kevin H, Adrienne, Susan, and me. (Am I missing anyone?) Sitting on the floor, watching the others work, hearing Jim breathe a deeper, more coordinated life into characters, was a beautiful thing to observe. While we all know…

CounterPunch, and Those Who Believe It

I don’t know if there’s a name for people who believe only the worst about everything, but there should be. And the word should hint at the irony that these kinds of people are also the kinds of people who promote hatred, mistrust, and murder in the name of human rights, fairness, peace, and justice….

Conspiracy Theory Run Amock at TNR

The New Republic claims that the Bush Administration has ordered the government of Pakistan to capture Usama bin Laden and other major terrorism and Taliban fugitives during the DNC convention in July. This magazine, which I have long respected and often hated, has now made itself fit to stand beside The National Enquirer and the…

Major Media Hide Good Unemployment News

Drudge and Bloomberg got it.  The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, CNN, all hid it.  FoxNews.com buried it below the fold.  What is it?  US Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since 2000 There number of new claims for unemployment benefits fell, last week, by 39,000 to a four-year low.  Yet all of the liberal media…

The last “normal” rehearsal

Well tonight is the last “normal” rehearsal for Pippin…I have a feeling it’s going to be a long one. Not a big deal, though; I’m used to it.At the risk of sounding sappy, sentimental, etc. (which really is NOT me at all–maybe deep down, but not a side I generally show to lots of people.),…