Monthly Archives: June 2007

More Black Caucus

The N&O follows up: Caucus members haven’t been shy about asking for contributions. A fundraising letter from a few years ago described a general contribution range from $50 to $400, and included a solicitation for an individual or corporation willing to pay $25,000 to underwrite a cabaret and reception. …..and editorializes: It’s unsavory enough thatContinue Reading






American media as Tokyo Rose

Many who have followed the way the media has covered the War on Terror already knew this, but this puts it in terms everyone can understand: But recently, the troops have been passing around an interesting discovery. Namely, that the Japanese psychological warfare effort during World War II included radio broadcasts that could be pickedContinue Reading






Edd Hauser vs. WFAE: Round II

Edd Hauser is dropping by Charlotte Talks again on Monday. Oh, what a backlog of questions we have. First and foremost, did the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce see a draft of the report before it was released? This was strongly suggested to be the plan in Dennis Rash’s March 22nd email sketching out what wouldContinue Reading






"Anybody at anytime can ask us to study anything"

That’s UNCC’s official explanation of how the pro-CATS study from the Center for Transportation Studies came to be. Tuck that one away. It will come in handy when the time comes to square all the promises made with regard to, say, the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Other than that, what a totally self-serving statement toContinue Reading






Conspiracy loon central calls the foiled London bombing “a crock of crap”

“London Bomb–What a Crock of Crap!!” is the headline over on Alex Jones’ “Prison Planet” site. (The second exclamation point means he’s really serious.) Yes, there’s your “truth guru,” nincompoops. Fresh from declaring the Virginia Tech massacre a ““government black op” campaign to ban guns, he is ever reliable with the guffaw-worthy conspiracy angle toContinue Reading






Both Edwardses are ‘fraidy cats

First John Edwards refused to go on Fox News for a presidential candidate’s debate, and now his wife, after insinuating herself on Hardball to jump on Ann Coulter long distance, is afraid to go on The O’Reilly Factor where people would actually see her. As O’Reilly tells it: Okay, now after that interview, and nobodyContinue Reading






Re: Brainstorm

Paul, “Brainstorm” was being filmed in Durham when I first got to Duke in September 1981 to go to grad school. Most of the filming here was out at the then-Burroughs Wellcome building in the RTP, but, having been a lifelong Natalie Wood fan, I was hoping to get a glimpse of her on oneContinue Reading






Hamas Mickey Mouse martyred

No, the Hamas Mickey Mouse is not a joke (see the screen capture below), and neither is this: GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – A Mickey Mouse lookalike who preached Islamic domination on a Hamas- affiliated children’s television program was beaten to death in the show’s final episode Friday. In the final skit, “Farfour” wasContinue Reading